Weekend Reading: 5/13


by John Ellis

I freely and happily admit that I have cribbed this idea from many other writers and bloggers. So be it. A good idea is a good idea, right? There is so much content vying for our attention on the internet, it’s often hard to find the diamond in the rough, so to speak. Although, there are plenty of diamonds hidden throughout the interwebs. That fact means that aggregate sites are useful, and websites and blogs that devote articles and posts to serving as an aggregate for interesting and/or useful content are likewise useful. While I have next to zero desire for this blog to become an aggregate site, or even provide daily posts that offer some help to my friends and readers uncovering some diamonds that they may have missed, a weekly post seems fun for me and possibly profitable for others.

Below, are several of the more interesting articles and blog posts that I read over the last week. Enjoy.

Over at The Gospel Coalition, Andrew Wilson makes the argument that Christians can worship idols. I’m not sure, but his arguments sound familiar. I just can’t put my finger on it … https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-case-for-idolatry-why-christians-can-worship-idols

Our brothers and sisters in Christ who serve our communities as doctors may soon find themselves forced to choose between their job and their faith. Out of all the attacks on Christians and Christian ethics in the West, this may be the scariest to date. https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2017/05/pro-lifers-get-out-of-medicine

Speaking of scary cultural developments, Matt Lewis offers some wise insight into the growing illiberal intolerance. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/08/tolerance-and-diversity-of-views-on-the-left-not-anymore

In this excerpt from his sermon, Dr. Michael Horton eloquently interacts with the tragedy of when Christians commit suicide. https://cccdiscover.com/a-funeral-sermon-for-my-friend-who-committed-suicide/

Here are some helpful lessons for pastors facing leadership conflict within their church. https://www.9marks.org/article/nine-lessons-for-pastors-facing-leadership-conflict/

An argument (my argument) against using e-readers as your primary Bible. https://adayinhiscourt.com/2017/03/14/why-i-am-not-a-fan-of-using-an-e-book-as-a-bible/



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