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) 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.

In Case You Missed It

1) At Christianity Today, this young Iraqi girl — living in a mall in Mosul because her family would likely be killed by ISIS if they went outside — teaches the Arab world and us about forgiveness.

2) Anthony Bradley argues at World Magazine that talk of Jesus and social justice among evangelicals often ignores the largest group in the U.S., poor whites.

3) From First Things, Matthew Schmitz points out the ironically traditional view of the family held by gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana.

4) At Facts and Trends, Chris Martin and Marty Duren note several hashtag dos and don’ts for churches.

5) For helpful stuff on faith and culture, check out the new Intersect Project hosted by SEBTS in partnership with the Kern Family Foundation.