Check This Out (4/15/16)

megaphone-boy1Here is a helpful reminder from Phil Cooke, Criticizing Culture Doesn’t Actually Change It. 

Earlier in the week I posted a podcast from Thom Rainer on the decline of congregational singing. Here are 15 helpful questions from Jamie Brown that help us to diagnose why our churches may not be singing.

Yet another archaeological find that supports biblical claims.

Over the years in ministry I have witnessed many Christians pull away from the church and from God during times of suffering.  Here are two good reasons from Kristen Wetherell not to.

In Defense of Praying for Aunt Sally’s Big Toe. (The title speaks for itself.)

Russell Moore with a helpful reminder of the Church’s resilience in, What to Do When a Pastor Falls. 

Psalm 103:10-12 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west so far does he remove our transgressions from us. Read Our Forgetful God, by Tim Challies.

If you are a communicator, I think you will find Dan Reiland’s article as helpful as I did. “Why Do People Listen to You?” Let me know what you think.

Jared Wilson suggests that there are Three Things that Pastors Can’t Do to Much.

Stephen Miller gives some helpful advice in How to Be Yourself in Prayer.

Finally,  I really enjoyed this post from Chuck Lawless, 10 Things I’ve Learned from Missionaries.

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