Midweek Miscellanies (3/5/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful.

Live According to a Plumb Line, Not a Pendulum: “You may have heard the stories. Sadly, it’s a pattern many Christians follow. A believer grows up with a misconception about the Christian worldview. One day, he discovers the truth and realizes he was mistaken. He becomes disillusioned with his faith and reacts by adopting a completely opposite—but also unbiblical—position. We often say the pendulum swung the other way. He went from one extreme to the next. Both positions, however, are wrong…….”.

Podcast Pick: Dane Ortlund answers reader’s questions about his book “Gentle and Lowly” and Christ’s heart for sinners.

Wrap Truth in Story How to Capture a Child’s Heart: Really helpful thoughts on the importance of discipling our children not just through truth, but truth wrapped in story. These thoughts can be applied not just to our parenting, but to all of our opportunities to share the Gospel.

25 Great novelists Who Affirm Faith: Speaking of stories, here is a list of 25 novelists who reflect on Christian faith throughout their work.

Tim Keller On Facing Death (And Resurrection): I enjoyed this short interview with Tim Keller on facing death and the resurrection.

4 Ways to Love Someone Blindsided By Loss: “….. when death arrives and grief follows, most of us are surprised. If you serve the church in any capacity, you rub shoulders regularly with people experiencing the confounding nature of loss. Beyond the call to “count it all joy,” how can we help those whose lives are marked by the painful trial of grief?”

Learning From the Ravi Zacharias Scandal: This was a helpful discussion with Sam Allberry who served as part of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, as he reflects on the Ravi Zacharias scandal.
In Christ,

Pastor Matt