Normally we review the poll from the previous week in this space, but since it was a pretty pointless poll designed to fill space, and since the results were, um, inconclusive, we’ll just move on.
No poll this week because we have plenty of articles to get to.
On to the Links…
- I started following a new blog this week: Counseling One Another. Two posts during this last week are worth checking out (others might be as well, but these were the two that I managed to read):
- 6 Reasons to Be a Faithful Member of a Local Church
- A look, mostly from the Psalms (no wonder I’m interested!), about the benefits of delighting in God’s Word.
- From R.C. Sproul, Jr., another good article about responding to error. We hard the article on polemics last week, and now this. It seems like it’s a recurring theme on the blogs I follow to put the love of Christ (and love for Christ) first while still seeking a healthy and responsible way to respond to error.
- Tullian Tchividjian tackles the Law, and writes this great line: “Desperate people love grace. Deceived people fear it.”
- Here’s another post about the Law, this time from Gene Veith. And with it comes another great line: “Read the text so that it accuses you. So that you recognize that you are the bad guy. That the judgments against sinners apply to you.”
- Two posts I read this week from the Grounded 3:17 blog:
- First, a post quoting Arthur Bennett’s poem, “The Valley of Vision”.
- Second, an expanded look, nicely done, at 2 Cor. 5:16-21.
- Michael Horton gives us a practical example of 2 Timothy 2:15.
- Joshua Skogerboe is launching a series on his blog that I can’t wait to read: Pursue Joy.
- As a pastor, I’m not directly involved in college ministry, per se, but I can see how the principles of this article from Stephen Lutz just as easily carry over to the congregation as well as to the college ministry.
- Finally, a letter from Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. I’m assuming most of you are familiar with his story. I read this morning that he may be executed as early as this weekend, as he has refused to recant in each of his allotted three chances. Continue to pray, not only for Pastor Nadarkhani, but for the persecuted church worldwide. This is something we take for granted in America, but there are places all over the globe where it is neither popular, nor safe, to be a follower of Jesus Christ.