Here's what I've been reading online as I've swung around the web: Redeemer's own church planter Tom Schmidt had a great post on hearing from God. Here is a snippet of what he says, "So how do we hear from God? By reading, listening, and believing His word as revealed in Scripture." Go read the post to see is argument for this and how it protects believers from both atheism and new-age(ism).
My friend, Deepak Reju, had a post on the Crossway blog asking the question, "Are you a bad listener?" He encourages all readers of the post by saying, "Ultimately, no matter how good or bad you currently are, listening is a skill that you can grow in," ... and grow in it we must.
Tim Challies had a great post on failing and remembering. He writes, "Forgetting God’s past faithfulness deprives you of the comfort you want and God of the glory he deserves." Not only can you read the post, you can read along in the book that inspired the post.
Matthew Molesky had an awesome post on the "summer slump". He wrote, "I dread it because summer seems an optimal time to be involved in the God’s mission to reach our neighborhoods with the Good News of the Kingdom of God, and people miss out on the weekly gathering to be encouraged as a family in that pursuit." How are you spending your summer? Are you being intentional with it?
And finally ...
Redeemer's newest elder candidate started his own blog. Jim Fowler wrote a post entitled,"The Joy of Serving". He says, "We honor God by both being stewards with his gifts and glorifying him in all that we do. As stewards, we honor God by utilizing the gifts he has given us." This is a good reminder for all churches.
What have you been reading online lately? Leave me a link in the comment section and I'll check it out.