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) John Hammett, John Leadley Dagg Chair of Systematic Theology, writes about salvation and God’s mission, including the extent of the atonement, at Ed Stetzer’s blog.

2) Timothy George, Dean of Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, reflects on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s advent reflections while in prison. Only prisoners understand that from which they have been set free.

3) Ed Stezter shares Part 3 of LifeWay’s research on the church and mental illness. Well worth keeping up with this research.

4) At CT, Ruth Moon with some interesting research findings on whether pastors think the gospel mandates racial reconciliation.

5) At SEND Network, NAMB President Kevin Ezell reflects on God’s work in 2014.

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In Case You Missed It

1) Art Rainer, VP of Institutional Advancement at Southeastern, offers some reasons why ministry leaders often quit after three years. He also provides some resources to help.

2) Ed Stetzer takes a look at the connection between biblical literacy and Bible engagement.

3) At First Things, Timothy George, Dean of Beeson Divinity School, writes about the life and mission of William Carey and the lessons we can learn from it.

4) From the Center for Pastor Theologians, Todd Wilson offers some valuable advice to seminary students. “Don’t begrudge the suffering that God sends into your life.”

5) Jeremy Writebol discuses how Christians should respond to Ebola in the U.S.race game online