Linkworthy

Some posts I’ve enjoyed recently:

An interview with Nancy Guthrie on Suffering. We recently completed Nancy’s Hoping for Something Better in our ladies’ Bible study group so I was intrigued by this interview with Justin Taylor. Her story is compelling and her faith encouraging.

From master blogger Tim Challies: “Every Christian needs not only to own up to his sinful acts, but to admit that he is fundamentally a sinner who is deserving of God’s wrath. No one has properly apprehended God’s grace until he has understood his own sinfulness and knows that he fully deserves God’s just and holy punishment. The evangelical church of our day tends to be a wrathless church—a church that speaks often of God’s love and grace, but rarely of the deepest necessity of this love and grace.” in Real Guilt and Sinfulness

Also from Challies: “Once you’ve been exposed to doctrine you see the richness in it for your own soul and you truly are ruined for anything else. Just as a young child craves solid food, Christians will and must crave the meat of the Word.” in Ruined for Anything Else

Because I’m always interested in what people are reading (and correspondingly always eager for recommendations), here’s a list of books being read by the folks at Desiring God.

I can totally relate to this post from Wendy at Practical Theology for Women when she writes: “Malaise. A vague sense of uneasiness and discontent that colors my responses to everything. It’s not PMS. I can’t attach it to any particular negative circumstnace. I can’t lift it myself. I can’t tweak my appearance, cross off enough things from my To Do list, or eat, exercise, and sleep enough to lift it. I know as a Christian where I need to go to address it. Yet, even knowing the right answers, there remains a gulf between my reality and my ideals.

Other favorites:
My Heart is a Horror Movie from Irish Calvinist
What Is Revival? from Justin Taylor

And, my dear friend in real life Cindi reflects on letting go.

What about you? Any posts you would recommend?

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

2 thoughts on “Linkworthy”

  1. Your list of books at Desiring God – I’m currently in the trenches of the chapter on Worship in John Piper’s Desiring God. Why am I having so much trouble with the idea of Christian hedonism? It’s like I get it, but I don’t understand why I get it. And there’s no way I’m in a place to be able to coherently explain it to someone else right now. It must be the fundamental, conservative Baptist background I’m continuously extracting from my subconscious.

    If you remember, I’d love to have you link up on some of my “therefore I quote” posts. (usually on Thursdays) I don’t want to miss your blog posts with book quotes. One of them led me to read Desiring God!

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