In Case You Missed It

1) At 9Marks, Jackie Hill-Perry gives a powerful testimony about how she met Christ and moved from Lesbianism to Complementarianism.

2) Matt Rogers, Pastor of The Church at Cherrydale and SEBTS PhD student, writes at SEND Network about the best way to write a church-planting prospectus.

3) David Brooks of the New York Times wrote an interesting op-ed on “The Cost of Relativism,” which has sparked a lot of response. See, for example, this response from Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig at The New Republic.

4) At Desiring God, David Mathis offers a strong challenge for the American church – prepare for persecution, but with confidence in the gospel.

5) Finally, Andrew Wilson traces Jesus’ thoughts about the root cause for many interpretations of the Bible; it’s human not divine.

In Case You Missed It

1) Danny Akin reflected on his hopes, dreams, and efforts for reconciliation after watching “Selma.”

2) At SEND Network, Josh King describes the worthwhile difficulties of church revitalization.

3) Ed Stetzer interviews SEBTS prof and Pastor of Imago Dei Church Tony Merida about his new book, Ordinary.

4) From Think Theology, Andrew Wilson provides a good list of tips on proper (or loving) Twitter use.

5) At Public Discourse, the blog of the Witherspoon Institute, Katy Faust–daughter of a gay parent–writes an open letter to Supreme Court Justice Kennedy. She winsomely argues that the redefinition of marriage will, in fact, harm children.

In Case You Missed It

1) A new year brings new hopes and dreams but also new opportunities to sin. Chuck Lawless warns us to take caution in 2015.

2) Ed Stetzer reminds us that Jesus spent a lot of time with “the lost,” and we might do well to love them as he did.

3) Across the pond, Andrew Wilson shares a talk he gave on a “theology of maleness.” This is an important topic for men and women in our increasingly gender neutral culture.

4) SEBTS VP of Institutional Advancement, Art Rainer writes about the five reasons young leaders should cherish parenthood.

5) Trillia Newbell argues that love ought to inform all our actions that spring from faith. Works without faith is dead.