Here is my weekly list of things I've read as I swung around the web: LifeWay had a great post on discipleship. It reads, "The discipleship playing field is ever-changing and the Christian church must be willing to evaluate what it is currently doing, and then contextualize the message of Christ to best fit today’s world. The message may not change, but the methods that we use to communicate the message should always be open to change." As Pastors and leaders, we need to keep this in mind.
Friend, Pastor, and author Chris Brauns wrote on the dangers of a soft view of hell. He started out by saying, "Denying the reality of hell may be very attractive to some. But people who hold this position are likely to become hard, embittered people when they encounter evil." Leaders, we can't be afraid of speaking biblically on this topic.
David Mathis had a post on Desiring God about the need to take a break. He wrote, "We need to get alone and be quiet more than ever before." This is a good read for all us that feel the need to "do" more and more.
Thom Rainer had a post about troubling statements made at church, by both leaders and members. He says, "If you want your church to move toward a slow yet certain death, make certain your church leadership and membership affirms most of these ten statements." Check them out, they are pretty convicting.
Relevant Magazine had a post on not letting emotions dictate faith. It reads in part, "Feelings are inconsistent. They’re unreliable. We can’t base our relationship with God on some wavering feeling or connection." There is wisdom for us all here.
What have you been reading online? Leave me a comment and I will check it out.