Podcast: The second episode of “Living and Effective,” a new podcast hosted by Rich Clark in partnership with the Christian Standard Bible and Christianity Today is out. This episode focuses on the Jesus Movement and why it made such an impact.
Video: Midwestern Seminary’s For the Church asked me why pastors should consider the power of story.
Kindle Deal: Steal Away Home: Charles Spurgeon and Thomas Johnson, Unlikely Friends on the Passage to Freedom by Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey. $2.99.
Seven of the best articles I came across this week:
1. Abigail Dodds – How to Grow Newer When You’re Not Growing Younger. No matter how old we are, we should be asking: How do we age with wisdom and forsake lusting after youth?
2. Adam Rochschild – 100 Hundred Years After the Armistice. If you think the First World War began senselessly, consider how it ended.
3. David French – The Two Temptations Facing Young Evangelicals. How can you hold your faith tightly and your politics loosely in a secular, politicized world?
4. Joni Eareckson Tada – Suffering Helps Me See Heaven. Paul calls hardships “light and momentary.” Years of affliction opened Joni’s eyes to his insight.
5. Joe Carter – 5 Things Christians Should Do After This Election. I echo these suggestions, especially reading more Isaiah!
6. The Chicago Statement at 40: A Breakpoint Symposium. A number of evangelical leaders offer thoughts on the fortieth anniversary of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy.
7. Dennis Johnson – Interpreting the Bible. Each biblical text is a road, taking its readers from their present situation toward a fuller understanding of God’s grace.