This week has made itself available for much reading and I have certainly taken advantage! I'm flipping real pages, but I can't give you links for those. So, here's some bits and pieces of the online variety. Enjoy! This Holy week timeline is super helpful in figuring out the wheres and whens.
Check out this interview with Joe Thorn, author of Note to Self, on the Gospel Coalition website. Do you preach to yourself? Or do you listen to yourself? This is the question Thorn asks, in the tradition of the Puritan pastor Lloyd-Jones.
Do we really have to use a qualifier? Too often, Christians think there is art and then there is Christian art. This is more than strange because for centuries Christians or non-Christians could express themselves creatively and everyone called it art. I really appreciate this article that takes the unnecessary qualifier to task. There is no such thing as Christian art .
This article cannot be more timely after I just finished up a study on David with a friend. I love this reminder, as we look at the actions of a fearful Adonijah, "There is no need to run and hide when God has come near to us in Christ. We have been laid hold of by the one who has truly become the mercy seat. We are Christ’s and Christ is God’s." Check it out at the Gospel Coalition blog, written by a guy who is pretty close to my hometown in Iowa!
So, this guy John Mark McMillan is pretty cool. Check out this Death in His Grave commentary. The explanation of this song gives even more meaning and depth to an already soul-searching musical tale. I currently have this song on replay and it's like victory every time it plays.
Do you have any bits and pieces to add?