Midweek Miscellanies (9/2) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful.

Free Audiobook: How to Love Church Members With Different Politics? Helpful book offering practical recommendations on how to maintain our unity in Christ for Christians who are divided on political issues. Here are 20 quotes from the book.

Love What’s Near: Helpful thoughts on loving those nearest us, not just abstract people. “I now look askance at anyone who seems to speak primarily in the abstract: “fixing the economy,” or “changing the culture,” or “loving humankind.” Why? Because it’s easy to succumb to self-righteousness when you pursue utopian visions in regard to great and massive things. It’s when you are faced with the smaller things and the people nearest you where you begin to spot your own flaws and diagnose your lovelessness.

Recommended Podcast: I enjoyed this podcast as I was freshly reminded of the power of prayer.

Seeing Through Things: With November’s election around the corner, conspiracy theories are only getting started. This article equips us with a biblical perspective on conspiracy theories. “What are conspiracy theories doing to us, if anything? And what place should they have in our understanding of the world around us? We should start with some important truths about conspiracies.”

Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful: Helpful thoughts on why we may be feeling depleted during this season we are in, and what to do about it.

My Heart Breaks for Kenosha: Some wise words from a pastor to his church in Kenosha, Wisconsin on recent tragic events that took place there. 

List of Book Recommendations For Building Your Faith: As we finish up our sermon series this week on “Questioning Christianity” here is a list of some books that Barnabas Piper recommends for building our faith that could be helpful in continuing to be equipped this way.