What I’ve Been Reading
Things I’ve read recently:
- Owen Strachan on Francis Chan’s recent comments on “Gathering as a church” vs. “being on mission”. I find these false dichotomies to be manipulative, singularly unhelpful, and unbiblical.
- 9Marks Blog on Complementarianism, or rather, Common ways that we might sin as we embrace Complementarianism. Mostly for guys.
- “ I also see a lot of men who assert their headship in their home, but who do not take a consistent approach to the authorities set over them by God (or God himself)”
- Justin Taylor on the (over)use of the term “Incarnational Ministry”
- Reformation21 on “The Story that ends Badly”
- “If this is all true, then it seems that the “story” of redemption is less something to be adopted as one’s own “story” and more something I must acknowledge and believe, not only because it accurately reports true history, but because it discloses the divinely revealed meaning of history, the sovereignly created purpose of history, at all times and in all places. To describe repentance and faith as “God’s story becoming my story,” therefore, tends to present the gospel as a self-contained tradition that lies above and beyond me, but one which I may make my own if I like what I see. Such an approach frames the gospel more as an appealing context for one’s personal “story” and less as that which exposes the irrationality of our denial of Christ as Lord of history and His prescribed plans for us in it.”
- Gospel Coalition on Youth Ministries in the Church