In Case You Missed It

1) This week, the ERLC held its national conference. Various speakers addressed “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage.” Watch the videos of the excellent talks and helpful panel discussions at their liveblog.

2) At SEND Network, Michael Rhodes offers some helpful advice on being an everyday neighborhood missionary.

3) In a continuing series, Ed Stetzer thinks about how churches can fix the biblical illiteracy problem.

4) Also at Ed Stetzer’s blog, Southeastern director of communications, Amy Whitfield writes wisely about social media, civil discourse, and the fear of missing out.

5) Today is October 31, Reformation Day. Justin Taylor offers some historical insight from Calvin on Luther’s (and his) right reasons for reforming the church.

 

J. D. Greear on Radical Generosity

On Thursday afternoons at Between the Times, we highlight the writing of J. D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC. This week he writes about the key to radical generosity. 

Here’s an excerpt:

God is not now, nor has he ever looked, for “helpers” to assist him in saving the world. That doesn’t mean he isn’t calling us to give ourselves generously to that mission or be sacrificially generous with our neighbors; it’s just that he’s not looking for people to supply his needs. He’s not short on money, talent, or time. He has never commanded us to go save the world for him; he calls us to follow him as he saves the world through us.

Read the full post here.