How Do I Know I’m Saved?
Some outstanding quotes from recent “Ask Pastor John” podcasts. I especially enjoyed the extract from #135 on avoiding ministry burnout, and the childlike/childish distinction in #142.
A Baby Changes Everyone, Not Just Everything
“A baby brother has completed and fulfilled our other two children, enhancing the life of our family in ways I never expected.” I identified so much with what Trevin Wax wrote here about the blessed impact of his new son on the rest of his children.
A Response to Zealot by Reza Aslan
You’re going to be hearing a lot about this book for a few weeks, so here’s a great review to strengthen your faith in Jesus. Ross Douthat comments on the controversy in Return of the Jesus Wars
At Christian Companies, Religious Principles Complement Business Practices
Surprisingly fair and balanced New York Times piece on how Christian-owned companies like Hobby Lobby put their faith into practice.
5 Reasons it’s Past Time to End the Stereotypes About Biblical Counseling
Peace-making Bob Kellemen goes to war against counseling stereotypes.
Pastoral Visitation: The God-Given Responsibility to Shepherd
Joey Pipa provides a list of questions for both congregants and elders to review before a pastoral visit