Here's what I've been reading online this last week as I've swung around the web: Jen Thorn had a post on the Gospel Coalition on the costs of friendship. She says, "Friendship is costly, but it is worth it. It is a gift of God—a gift he himself first modeled for us in the gospel." This post is a great reminder that we all need friends and we all need to be these kinds of friends.
Zach Barnhart had a post up on the Gospel-Centered Discipleship website on the value of catechisms. He says, "Studying a catechism might seem dated, laborious, and overwhelming for many Christians today ... The catechisms are excellent tools to focus like a scope of a rifle. They give us clearer insight into who we are, who God is, how we respond, and how to live life with others." This work worth doing, for ourselves, each other, for our families and with our churches.
Jason Allen had a post reminding pastors of the need to guard our hearts. He wrote, "Guarding our hearts will take more than accountability partners, Internet filters, or even pondering sin’s catastrophic consequences. Ultimately, our hearts are most guarded when they are most satisfied in a person: Jesus Christ." This is advice we all need in the midst of caring for those we serve and shepherd.
What have you been reading online lately? Leave me a link in the comment section to check out.