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What your pastors are reading, listening to, and discussing right now
Al Mohler responds to a listener’s letter on The Briefing about how doctors should respond to cultural Christians who are convinced God will perform a miracle in the face of an undeniable terminal illness prognosis.
REFLECTIONS UPON TURNING 40
I appreciate Barnabas Piper’s perspective on aging.
OUR NATIONAL PASTIME
I love baseball, and my family loves baseball. There isn’t much I don’t like about the sport, minus the newly instituted pitch clock. Jared Segerstrom recently reminded me of an article I really enjoyed that almost perfectly sums up why I love baseball so much.
WHY READ IF YOU FORGET MOST EVERYTHING ANYWAY?
This article answers a question I have definitely asked myself on a number of occasions. I especially appreciated the author’s comparison of our reading to developing a detailed filter through which we view the world.
WHAT LEADS “CHRISTIANS” AWAY FROM CHRIST?
I found this article while preparing for a youth group lesson. The author walks through the end of Philippians 3 and offers four questions to ask ourselves about our Christianity. It was a sobering reminder to cling to Jesus. He is so much better!
TEN QUESTIONS TO DIAGNOSE YOUR SPIRITUAL HEALTH
In this book, author Don Whitney helpfully ties together love for God with love for his church. And, what is the tie between these? The spiritual disciplines expressed in community. As a disciple of Christ, this book will help you see what contributes the most to your sanctification. Read this short book, grow in your walk with God, and in wisdom, help others to do the same.
THE GOSPEL AND PERSONAL EVANGELISM
This is one of the most practical books on evangelism that I have read. At the same time, author Mark Dever does not force evangelism into a mold that Scripture itself doesn’t. This helpful resource answers questions like “Why Don’t We Evangelize?,” “How Should We Evangelize?,” “What Isn’t Evangelism?,” and “What Should We Do After We Evangelize?” Weighing in at a mere 112 pages, this (to quote another author) is a really short book about a really big problem.