Kindle Deal of the Day (Must-Read!): Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church by Matt Chandler, Eric Geiger & Josh Patterson. $3.99.
The gospel impacts all the church is and does. Creature of the Word lays out this concept in full, first examining the rich, scripture-based beauty of a Jesus-centered church, then clearly providing practical steps toward forming a Jesus-centered church.
Washington Post – Yes, We Fear and Loathe Religious Traditionalists:
Reporters: open your mind to the actual (not imagined) arguments of your opponents. Learn to report their views as accurately as you would want someone to report your own beliefs.
Tim Challies: Admonition – An Unpopular Love Language
The Bible teaches us that admonishing or warning one another of the sin (or danger of sin) we see in each others’ lives can be a sign of deep love.
Framing this as a civil rights issue on a par with racial equality not only turns every traditional marriage defender into another Bull Connor but it also will make it much harder to preserve religious freedoms for those who disagree.
Josh Cousineau – Why Aren’t We Missional?
Here are a few of the reasons I have observed in my own life, my church’s life for why we not living a lives compelled by the mission of God.