Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – November 10

Your Church Should Make You Feel Uncomfortable

A review of a new and important book, “Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community”

God’s Not Really That Holy, I’m Not Really That Bad

“The gospel helps us see things as they really are. The gospel says that God really is far holier than I dared even imagine and that I am far more sinful than I ever could have guessed. And, right there—with the right assessment of both God and me—right there the gospel blazes forth. Right there the gospel gives hope….”

The Church Has Two Missions: Narrow And Broadly

“Very plainly, then, what is the mission of the church? The narrow mission of a church-as-organized collective is to make disciples and citizens of Christ’s kingdom. The broad mission of a church-as-its-members is to be disciples and citizens of Christ’s kingdom….”

Why Does God’s Sovereignty Make Some Ambitious And Others Apathetic?

“While the absolute sovereignty of God over all things seems to make some believers more energetic, ambitious, and determined to reach the nations with the gospel, this same sovereignty also seems to make other believers more apathetic, withdrawn, and passive when it comes to gospel mission. So what explains this difference?…”


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