Midweek Miscellanies (3/25/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful.

Reflections on the Killings in Atlanta: Julius Kim, President of The Gospel Coalition reflects on this past week’s tragic killings in Atlanta.

Log Off Instagram. Embrace Your Place.: Brett McCracken reviews Grace Olmstead’s new book, Uprooted: Recovering the Legacy of the Places We’ve Left Behind, and in the process reminds us of the blessing of putting down roots in a certain place for the long haul.

How to Redeem a Wasted Life: Encouragement on dealing with the regret of wasted life…..“Perhaps little time remains to say and do what you’ve left unsaid and undone. Perhaps you grimace to look back on a life mostly spent and wonder, “What have I done?” or, “Where did it go?” This is the bed you made; so many petals have already fallen. You are left gripping the thorny stems of memories you wish replayed so differently in your mind. You may now, like never before, regret investing your life in a world that now threatens so soon to evict you.”

On Aging Well: Some observation on what it looks like to age well.

Is God Fair to Judge Us?: This is an excerpt from Rebecca McClaughlin’s newest book geared towards teens and tweens as she answers this common question. We’ve started reading this together at home, and it’s really good!

Life and Books and Everything: Who’s to Blame for the Atlanta Shootings‪?‬: Kevin DeYoung shares some helpful thoughts on how to think through who is to blame for this past week’s shooting, and how to process questions like this in general.

Friendship Costs Considerably But Blesses Infinitely: Thoughts on the costliness of friendship but the incredible worth of good friends.

Help! My Kids Don’t Like to Read: In today’s world of technology, passing on a love of reading to our kids can be challenging. Here are some helpful thoughts.
If Hell Is Real, How Do Christians Justify Anything Except Evangelism?(Video): In this 7 minute episode of TGC Q&A, Jared Wilson and Afshin Ziafat discuss the question, “If hell is real, how do Christians justify anything except evangelism?”
In Christ,

Pastor Matt