Pastor Doug’s Recommended Reading (June 10, 2014)

Here’s our pastor’s latest blog posts on foolishness & fools: 
  1. Are You a Fool?
  2. How to Deal With a Fool?
Here’s a recent series from my wife, Jessica: 
  1. An Excellent Wife
  2. An Eager Worker
  3. A Prudent Investor
Here are the other great articles and resources I found and collected this last week:

I’m thankful to serve at a church that teaches the Bible clearly and lovingly. I would argue that it’s loving to preach what the Bible says, rather than to obscure it, minimize it, remove the things that are offensive, etc. Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Seminary, in Louisville, KY, wrote a recent article arguing that each church, indeed each Christian institution will (one day, sooner rather than later) need to make a decision: “Will we affirm what Scripture teaches regarding biblical marriage, or not?” I, for one, am thankful that our church has already decided that question and is faithful to God’s Word.

Thom Rainer warns churches in this recent post: The Most Common Factor in Declining Churches

This is a helpful article to understand doctrine and unity therein. If you’ve ever wondered what doctrines are essential and which ones are, perhaps, less so, then read this article and reflect on your own beliefs.

How to Weigh Doctrines for Christian Unity

With several deaths in our church families’ extended families recently, I thought this article was a good one for thinking about death, and the way we should think about it biblically.

Christian Death: Mourn or Celebrate?

And for the graduates in our midst, read this article. Some people may have already lied to you, even if it was not with malicious intent.

Six Lies Grads Will Be Told

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