Well, it’s the end of the week and time to share some blogs that I’ve read over the past week. It is my joy to share them with you, and I pray that God moves in you as He did in me when I first read them.
- Sarah Bessey with Undignified. If you can’t find God while you’re changing diapers or serving food or hanging out with your friends, you won’t find Him at the worship service or the spiritual retreat or the regimented daily quiet times or the mission field.
- Lore Ferguson on Discipleship. Discipleship is a baggage laden word for me. It smacks of mathematic certainty and promises that never seem to deliver. Yet I can’t run far from the call of Christ to his disciples to make disciples.
- Tullian Tchividjian helps give some good perspective to Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. First, he [Jesus] tells the woman that he does not condemn her. Only then does he instruct her to sin no more. This is enormous.
- Ed Stetzer wrote a brilliant piece on Why We All Should Care More About Tongues. In Babel we see man grasping for unity apart from God through their own strength and for their own glory. At Pentecost we see God bringing man together in unity for His glory through His gospel.
- Amber Haines hits the ground running after taking a few months off with What It Means to Take Heart, Part I. Some of us carry painful memories like invisible, tightening nooses. Some of us have witnessed places that seem so God-forsaken that HOPE sounds about as useful as a fortune cookie.
And as a newly added feature, Mason King takes Tweet of The Week with a couple variations on a theme from two Chronicles of Narnia books:
I was bound for death, spared by the wild Lion. Freed from this dragon skin through the piercing of my heart.
— Mason King (@masonking) August 23, 2013