So, back again with another list of articles I’ve enjoyed. I know it was supposed to be posted this weekend, but that didn’t happen. Waiting makes the heart grow fonder, or something like that.
Here we go:
Rightful Revelry: Cautions Concerning Combining Patriotism and Worship – Ed Stetzer wrote this last year, as a follow-up to a tweet of his that got some people all riled up: “US pastors: If you sang more abt America than abt Jesus this morning, repent & remember: God loves people, not countries.” Considering the 4th is approaching, I thought it was a good time to pull it back out.
Gay Marriage, Politics & The Church: A Voice Crying From the Middle – J. R. Miller, who was (I think) the first person to ever send me some encouragement on Twitter, has a great article about how Christians should respond to all the recent court rulings concerning gay marriage. The fact that it was written over a month ago doesn’t affect the timing of this one at all. A quote:
My first obligation is to be an Ambassador to Jesus, not an emissary of the political Right or Left in America.
Why I Don’t Hate the Word ‘Inerrancy’ – Andrew Wilson has a wonderful article about proper Biblical interpretation, inerrancy, and exactly what that means (and what it doesn’t mean).
The Tweeting Disciple – Leonard Sweet, whom I’ve been reading since ’97, has an interesting piece on what Twitter has taught him about being a follower of Jesus.
Your Cat Isn’t Totally Ignoring You – Really! – Discovery News would like you to know that your cat isn’t as big of a jerkwad as you’d assumed. Coming from the people who brought you the world’s most accurate (in other words, completely inaccurate) mermaid documentary, that carries a lot of weight.
Five Dangers of Unaligned Small Groups – I’ve read plenty about the benefits of making sure your small groups are studying the same topic that’s being presented on Sunday mornings. Thom Rainer approaches from the other direction, writing about what can happen when you aren’t proactively checking what’s being taught in your church.
‘SNL’ star: Unaired Justin Bieber sketch was ‘greatest trainwreck ever’ – They’re right. This is a terrible sketch, and it’s even funnier once Bill Hader and crew explain exactly how it went wrong.