Here’s my recommending reading from the blogosphere for the week:
It’s Probably Not the Worship Style – Kevin DeYoung gives interesting insight into the some of the reasons why churches grow (or don’t).
The Nowness of Obedience – A brief read on the topic of obedience. Obedience to God can only happen in the present tense. You can’t put it off, waiting for better circumstances in order to begin to be obedient to God.
Just As Long As It’s Healthy – Having been asked to officiate the funeral service for a stillborn baby (not church members), I found this article timely and powerful. Every couple experiencing pregnancy gets this question: do you want a boy or a girl? Many will respond this way, “we don’t care, just as long as it’s healthy.” But “healthy” exists on a spectrum of possibilities just like disability. And that spectrum is becoming narrower with every year that passes.
Raising Gospel Centered Children – When Jesus instructs us to go out and make disciples of all nations, that includes our children—our closest disciples. Of course, discipleship should not end in the home, but our families are our most naturally-authentic relationships.
My Character – A video from the Bel Air (Presbyterian Church) Drama Department – it’s about theater, but its really about being able to take direction. Actually, its really about just having a good laugh.