Midweek Miscellanies (6/9/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful.

Free E-Book: Remember Death by Matthew McCullough: Another really good free e-book from the Gospel Coalition. “But honesty about death brings hope to life. That’s the ironic claim at the heart of this book. Cultivating “death-awareness” helps us bring the promises of Jesus from the hazy clouds of some other world into the everyday problems of our world―where they belong.”

4 Traits to Seek in a Spouse: Helpful thoughts for single Christians in considering what to look for in a potential spouse.

Shai Linne on Pursuing Unity When Discussing Ethnicity: “We see in John 17 that the unity of the church is important to Jesus. So how do we walk in unity when ethnicity seems to be such a divisive subject?”

Resources for Memorizing Scripture: “In this article, I share some of the best books, articles, apps, and other resources for learning to memorize Scripture.”

The Neglected Ministry of Asking Questions: “This makes asking questions and actively listening one of the rarest (and most powerful) ways to communicate love. And when we bless others by asking good questions and listening well, we reflect the character and love of God in a unique and powerful way. Question-asking was one of Jesus’s favorite tools. Even though Jesus knew all things (John 16:30)—including people’s hearts (John 2:24–25)—he still asked over 300 questions in the Gospels alone.”

Dads, Your Humble Willingness to Apologize to Your Kids Speaks Volumes:“…how saying “I’m sorry, please forgive me,” may teach your children more than you would have by never failing, and far more than pretending you never fail.”
In Christ,

Pastor Matt