This week has been filled with some wonderful fellowship, planning, praying and travel. I’ve been in Louisville for a couple of days and will head to Memphis to join my brother Sandy Wilson and the saints at Second Presbyterian Church for their “Christian Life Conference.” If you’re in Memphis Jan. 25-27, come join us for a time in the word of God. With all the meetings, that means I can’t actually blog much, but I can sneak peeks at interesting things others are writing. So, here’s a round-up of a few things I’ve seen that have blessed me.
Okay, “A Roomful of Yearning and Regret” is by far the BEST short read on the destruction of cheating or being cheated on that I have ever read. A sample:
IN the end your marriage may not need to be trashed, though mine was. The affairs metastasized in our relationship from the inside out. By the time all was said and done, there was little left to save. Our marriage had become like a leaf eaten away by caterpillars, where the petiole and midrib remain with some ghostly connective tracery in between. Not enough to hold even a drop of rain. (Read the entire piece)
Which church are you in love with? That’s a wonderful question and Scott Cochrane identifies at least five seductions we should guard against.
My church’s discipleship guy shares seven reasons he loves the 33 manhood Bible study series. It’s been a great blessing to see God’s hand in the study so far.
Over at the new Baker Academic book blog, there’s a series of videos interviewing G.K. Beale on the New Testament’s use of the Old.
There are lots of things evangelicals need. Among them is a good sense of history. But how to give that sense of historical rootedness to the church? Carl Trueman offers a few practical suggestions for cultivating a sense of history, tailored to help even the seven year olds in our congregations.