Excellent or Praiseworthy – July 2022

Excellent or Praiseworthy – July 2022

Everything listed below was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of July. I hope it blesses you. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”- Philippians 4:8 (NIV) 1. God [...]

Excellent or Praiseworthy – June 2022

Excellent or Praiseworthy – June 2022

It’s been a month or so since I posted a list of articles. Everything listed below was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of June. I hope these articles bless you. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is [...]

Finding the Right Hills to Die On

Finding the Right Hills to Die On

One of the unfortunate realities of church history is the frequency with which churches have divided over theological differences. It continues to happen today. Issues such as baptism, spiritual gifts, and ordaining women cause Christians to fight and, ultimately, break fellowship. Gavin Ortlund has written a helpful book about navigating the complexities of theology while [...]

On Sharing the Gospel

On Sharing the Gospel

Sharing the gospel can feel scary, especially if you are not in the habit of doing it. Our current cultural moment doesn’t help the matter. Because people are self-oriented and opposed to anything remotely religious, sharing a message that involves denying self is downright daunting. Hopefully you understand the importance of sharing the gospel, however. [...]

Will the Real Local Pastors Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Local Pastors Please Stand Up?

It seems with every passing season another high-profile pastor falls from their ministry position. Sadly, I’ve come to expect it. I should probably grieve more. I should certainly pray more. Nonetheless, I don’t believe hell loses ground by simply adding more popular or hip leaders to the church. What the church really needs are servants [...]

Excellent or Praiseworthy – June 2021

Excellent or Praiseworthy – June 2021

Here’s a list of articles, music, and blog posts from around the web. Everything listed here was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of June. I hope it blesses you. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if [...]