Best of the Week for June 12
In Best of the Week we link to a handful of the best articles, videos, books, etc. that we have come across in the last week. We hope this will point you to some of the right places and give you gospel-rich tools and thoughts for life and mission.
“If we are creatures, then we have purpose and meaning, but also limits. But if we see ourselves—and the world around us—as machines, then we believe the Faustian myth of our own limitless power to recreate ourselves.”
The self-contradictory nature of the logic behind these kinds of arguments is quickly apparent, as this article shows, yet our tendency to follow the desires of our flesh to our hearts (desperately hopeful) content is unmatched outside of Jesus’ love and sacrifice.
“Most notably, when they started visiting our home and sharing our dining room table, it became quickly apparent to us, we’ve been spending way too much time with fellow Christians.”
Great and convicting article on what we are doing with the good news and the time God has put into our hands. There are also 7 very practical action points that all of us will find helpful. Many of these we’ve already been talking about at Remedy.
“‘He knows the way that I take,’ Job insisted. Job may not have known where God was, but God knew where Job was. Moreover, God was watching over the way that he took. And God is watching over you as you follow The Lord Christ.”
The struggle for many of us is not sensing God’s presence or direction when we faces life’s challenges. This article gently and deeply reminds us that even when we cannot see God, he still sees us. We need only trust.
“God will come to you. There is a unique and manifest presence of the living God reserved for his family gathered in worship.”
It’s worth saying again–there is significance to what happens when we meet with God, worship him, and hear his words corporately. Things happen here that only happen here.
This is a beautiful time lapse video of thunderstorms rolling in and lighting flashing. It’s hard for me to understand how people believe that these sorts of things evolved by chance.