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 Canon and Culture, Andrew Walker has an interesting interview with Ryan Anderson on physician-assisted suicide.

2) From First Things, Carl Trueman discusses the nature of pastoral language and political rhetoric, especially as such rhetoric relates to sexual ethics (or the lack thereof).

3) Mike Leake, at Pastors Today, offers four reasons why we should write out prayer requests.

4) The guys at Baptist 21 have a series of posts on the need, in their eyes, for change to state conventions. Whether or not you agree with their take, it points to the importance of the conversation.

5) Finally, at TGC, Mike McKinley reminds us that Jesus — not our efforts here or to the ends of the earth — ensures that the Great Commission will not fail.