These two articles really gave me a lot to think about the past several days, and that have helped keep me excited for Gospel ministry and the life of our local church.
Themelios article by Tim Keller, on “The Gospel and the Poor.” I read this in preparation to teach Sunday morning on Jesus’ care and concern for the poor. There’s so much in this article that was helpful, and Keller says much that I couldn’t fit in to my hour-long equipping class. This is very readable and engaging for anybody, even though the journal it’s in is geared toward pastors and theology students.
Blog post by Greg Gilbert over at 9Marks, on singing in church. Very thought-provoking, and affirming if you’re part of a church and know there is more to church music than the often-emphasized “personal worship experience.”