Here’s another round-up of interesting things you can read on the interwebs. Each one tackles a different topic from a Christian perspective. But why bother? Why bother taking the time out to reading any of this? It’s because Christians need to think more. We should be people who look at the world around us, and seek to understand it from a biblical, Christ-centered perspective. It says in Psalm 36:9 “In your light, we see light.” Only in seeking our Maker’s perspective on reality can we truly begin to understand reality.
I hope as you click and read, God’s light shines on you so that your life will be filled with the light of his truth.
(1) Do you enjoy reading the Bible? Or do you find it a bit tedious and strange? Here are some tips on how to actually like reading the Bible.
(2) The popular atheist Richard Dawkins had a minor stroke recently. That got lots of people talking about him. Especially Christians. This blog post suggests Christians have good reasons to thank God for him.
(3) Recently a controversial educational program was introduced in some Australia primary schools. The main beef that many people have with it is, in the words of one person, that “children are being taught about sexual orientation and transgender issues at school in a taxpayer-funded program written by gay activists”. It’s worth reading some Christian reflections on the issue.
(4) While we’re on the topic of gender, one ongoing issue in the contemporary church is that of leadership roles in the church. Are leadership roles (presiding over mixed gender meetings) purely for men, or both men and women? Egalitarians suggest it’s both men and women. Complementarians stubbornly insist that it’s only men – a view which sounds bizarrely archaic and misogynistic to many today. Here is a defense of being “pro-woman” but complementarian at the same time.
(5) At Wavell Heights Presbyterian Church our Bible teaching is a mixture of topical and ‘expository’ preaching. However, we favour sequential expository preaching. Here are some benefits of teaching this way.
Soli Deo Gloria.