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) Ed Stetzer made a strong argument for church planting as the key to revitalizing waning denominations.

2) From the New York Times, Ross Douthat examined the theology of President Obama, which is heavily indebted to Reinhold Niebuhr. Douthat argues that Obama’s dependence, though, reveals the limits of such theology applied to public life.

3) Also from the New York Times, David Brooks wrote a persuasive op-ed on the need for rigorous forgiveness in our society for the sake of our society. This was in response to the viral reactions to the growing Brian Williams scandal at NBC News.

4) Tim Challies penned a thoughtful and helpful set of guidelines for how he prays for God’s protection over his children.

5) Trevin Wax, SEBTS PhD student and Managing Editor of Lifeway’s Gospel Project, notes that we should not “assume evangelicalism” in presentations of the church’s mission.rpg online mobile game

In Case You Missed It

1) The sharp political and cultural critic, David Brooks, thinks that our culture has a shallow idea of meaning.

2) Tony Merida recently published his new book, Ordinary (B&H), which challenges us to be–yep–ordinary Christians.

3) At First Things, Faatimah Knight points out a “subtle and unnoticed misogyny” at work in television and film.

4) Micah Fries encourages SBC churches not to give to the Cooperative Program. (But he doesn’t mean what you may think.)

5) J. D. Greear asks, are you willing to doubt your doubt? Good question.