Growing up a pastor’s kid, you’re privy to a lot of dilemmas the general church-goer doesn’t see or understand. This isn’t meant to sound haughty, it’s just the nature of the beast when it comes to growing up in ministry. Being a “double p.k.” (as both my grandfather’s are former pastors as well), I’ve seen my fair share of ministry ups and downs.
Another week has come and gone. But here to open your much-sought-after weekend is a glorious new edition of “Links I Like.” Peruse the stories below and be encouraged by what God’s doing in His Kingdom and in His people.
Dom Cobb explains that “an idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. And even the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you.” So opens Christopher Nolan’s 2010 tour de force Inception. Those who know me well know that Inception is and remains my favorite film of all time.
Hey there! Welcome to “Links I Like,” a weekly roundup of stories that have impacted me in some way throughout the week. I love this collection and I think you will too. Enjoy!
A sermon from Matthew 15:1-14.
An excerpt from a longer sermon delivered by C. H. Spurgeon.
A poem by Chad Bird.
Another week has come and gone. A week in which we were able to celebrate with friends and family the glorious liberties this nation possesses, while also relishing in the greater liberty tendered in the gospel. There’s lots of good stuff to consume and digest this week. Thanks for reading!
There’s a quote I read recently and I can’t get it out of my mind. So, I hope to get it stuck in yours too. It comes from Zack Eswine’s superb book, The Imperfect Pastor. And it’s not so much an inspiring or earth-shattering sentence that’s easily tweetable. Rather, it’s a short series of soul-pricking questions…
July Fourth is, perhaps, the most American day there is. It’s a day we remember when we asserted our liberty from the tyrannical rule of Britain and separated ourselves as the American colonies. It’s the day in 1776 when the Second Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence. It truly is America’s day, and nothing makes us much happier as the eyes of the globe turn towards us.