A La Carte (1/18)
The Big Day - Michael Horton writes about the Superbowl and churches that have a Superbowl party: “Typically, in the reports I scanned, pastors were justifying their decision by appealing to the mission opportunity. Somehow, having the building full with people who want to be there for a game, but not for God's saving service to sinners, is ‘missional.’”
Full Circle - I was recently a guest on “Full Circle,” a show that airs on CTS (Canada’s Christian TV channel). You can see it here, if you’re interested. I think I show up around 6 or 7 minutes in.
How to Be a Miserable Comforter - Paul Tautges goes to Job to find some “wisdom” on how to be a miserable comforter or counsellor.
Four Stages of New Tech - This is an interesting and easy-to-read article about how technology gets introduced and eventually accepted in society.
Explore - The Good Book Company has released a new app called “Explore” (available for iOS or Android). It contains daily Bible readings with questions to help you engage with the Bible.
Raising Readers - Reedemed Reader has an interview with Alan Jacobs who recently wrote the excellent little book The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. They ask him about children, distraction, homeschooling, and more.
Blood Test at 5 Weeks - This is another medical innovation that will inevitably be used for evil: “A non-invasive method of detecting a fetus’s sex as early as five weeks into pregnancy has been developed.” Speaking of which, also check out this pro-life conversation from Sam Crabtree.
Stories of Change - Here are stories of change set to the song “May Your Power Rest On Me.”
Only in obedience can we discover the great joy of the will of God. —Sinclair Ferguson