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) 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.