Here's what I've been reading online as I've swung around the web: Jack Klumpenhower had a great post about kids in church. He writes,"... the Holy Spirit uses the elements of a whole-church worship service to help kids grow in faith." It's a good read for all my kidmin friends as well as parents.

Tim Briggs had a post on Gospel-Centered Discipleship on the idolatry of insecurity. He says, "Don’t battle the idolatry of insecurity with shallow tricks of bolstering your self-esteem. Instead, boldly declare the above-mentioned gospel cues and let the good news soak into your soul." This is a great post for pastors, parents, and leaders (of any kind).

The Counsel on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood has started a great series about the importance of theology. It starts out by saying, "Theology is neither a mere theoretical exercise nor a mere academic pursuit; rather, it’s the means by which we grow in acquaintance with God and consequently in godliness." We all need to be continuing to develop these muscles.

And finally ...

Jeff Medders had a great post on pastors and depression. It is both personal and powerful. In it he reminds readers to "Hope in God. God, the Triune, Omni-loving God is where we place our confidence and trust." Pastor, you are fooling yourself if you don't think this can (and will ... if it hasn't already) happen to you.

What are you reading online and found helpful? Leave me a comment and I'll check it out.

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