In Case You Missed It

1) At The Gospel Coalition, David W. Jones, professor of Christian Ethics at SEBTS, describes the five errors of the prosperity gospel. A devastatingly accurate defense of the true gospel.

2) From First Things, Colin Garbarino of Houston Baptist University defends biblical and democratic foundations of church discipline in Baptist churches.

3) Also at TGC, Tim Keller offers a careful and powerful critical review of two books that argue for biblical support of homosexual relationships.

4) From Desiring God, Fabienne Harford explores the beautifully complex and often difficult road of Christian perseverance “in disguise.”

5) Thom Rainer describes seven factors that stop the momentum, and harm the health, of a church. Bullies are one problem.

 

In Case You Missed It

1) At Desiring God, Joe Rigney, Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Worldview at Bethlehem College and Seminary, writes about the many desires or cravings beneath our sinful conflicts.

2) Over at the Gospel Project Blog, Devin Maddox, PhD student in Applied Theology at SEBTS, discusses Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s contribution to a theology of making disciples according to the Great Commission.

3) Eric Geiger looks to the business world to consider 4 leadership traits that better serve their organizations and thus the world.

4) From the Daily Signal, Ryan Anderson of the Heritage Foundation on what you need to know about gay marriage and the supreme court.

5) Earth Day was on Wednesday, so Russ Moore discussed whether or not Christians should care about it (and the earth).

 

In Case You Missed It

1) Eric Geiger reflects on Easter Sunday and the good news that Jesus is still alive.

2) The increasing cultural acceptance of same-sex marriage likely will have some legal impact on the church. So, at TGC, Christiana Holcomb lists five actions that churches should take in a changing legal culture.

3) From First Things, Timothy George meditates on the raising of Lazarus and The Fierce Christ of Easter Faith.

4) Matthew’s Gospel records not only Jesus’ resurrection but the resurrection of many others. At Desiring God, Jonathan Dodson considers those other resurrections.

5) Finally, check out this very interesting Pew Research prediction of how the number of Muslims and Christians will change by 2050, posted by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra at CT.