Here's what I've been reading as I've swung around the web: John Piper wrote on getting faith from the head to the heart. He says, "Jesus meant for truth in the head to waken passion in the heart ..." I needed to hear this; evidently so did Piper, therefore my guess is so do you.
My friend, Corby Stephens, wrote on what ministry growth should look like. He wrote, "Growth has to happen in you before it happens in others over which you have influence." I love (and hate) that he says what I've been thinking ... and says it better than I would.
Paul Tripp wrote a post on the importance of asking questions. He says, "rest is never found in the quest to understand; rest is found in trusting the One who understands it all." These words are important and worth considering.
Zach Nielsen wrote a post on Gospel-Centered Discipleship on guarding against mission drift. He ends the post this way, "When we fear that everything is falling apart, that is the time to fall apart in prayer to the Father. As we faithfully pursue him, he will provide what we need to make sure that his church (not ours) will be focused on the right things." Pastors, read this. You will be simultaneously challenged and encouraged.
Darrin Patrick had a post on barriers to community. He wrote, "We’re hurt in relationship, but we’re also healed in relationship." While relationships are hard, they are also essential. Go read this post to be reminded why.
What have you been reading online lately? Leave a link in the comment section for me to check out.