Resources to check out:
* God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew T Walker is the free ebook this month from The Good Book Company.
* 9Marks has a new journal out – How to build up your church.
* Glen Scrivener has been serving the church well with this collection of interviews on abuse in the church in light of the recent high profile scandals.
* I really like Megan Hill’s book, A Place to Belong, so I’m expecting that her book of 50 Meditations for Pastors’ and Elders’ Wives, Partners in the Gospel, will be good too and one for pastors to get for their wives.
* Lots of good things are being said about Matt Searles’ book God’s Story.
* Knowing God by J.I. Packer is one of those books I’ve started lots of times but never finished. Next time I try I’ll have this outline of the whole book by Ligon Duncan to hand.
* Check out this TV series about the life of Christ – The Chosen.
* Mark Meynell’s ‘O Tempora! O Mores Evangelici’ blogposts have been collected together into this free ebook.
Some things to reflect on:
* John Webster says exegesis is “the attempt to hear what the Spirit says to the Churches.”
* Craig A. Carter gives this brief definition of theological hermeneutics: “Jesus Christ is the Word who speaks, the Word which is spoken and the reality (res) of which the Word speaks.”
* Dan Steel points us to a helpful pair of questions (particularly for those in ministry):
– What are your own personal besetting sins?
– How do they impact how you minister to others?
* A tweet from Dustin Benge: “Weak and ineffective Christianity is the result of amassing numbers instead of making disciples.”
* In the context of abuse in the church from Glen Scrivener: “Genesis 1: Let light shine. Genesis 2: Let things be named. Genesis 3: Let go of fig leaves. It’s how God always works. It’s what we always resist.”