The Weekly Fill (04/02/16)

The weekly fill

Worth Reading 

On My Shelf: Life and Books with Megan Hill

On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers.”

The Non-Partisan Politics of Jesus

“Sometimes a sermon can be polarizing. Once I was preaching to a crowd of New Yorkers about how Christians should respond to the problem of poverty. I’ll never forget two emails I received the following week, both in reference to the same sermon.”

10 Quotes by David Platt

“Here are ten quotes by Platt that are especially thought-provoking.”

Are Conservative Christians ‘Religious Extremists’?

“New data show that most Americans consider the beliefs and practices of traditionalist Christians to be ‘extreme’—but is that warranted?”

Do Not Weep For Jesus

“There were a lot of shocking things said and done on Good Friday.”

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Reality of the Bible

“The Church does not have mere permission to celebrate the Resurrection, it has a mandate to proclaim the truth that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead.”

What Do Expiation and Propitiation Mean?

“When we talk about the vicarious aspect of the atonement, two rather technical words come up again and again: expiation and propitiation. These words spark all kinds of arguments about which one should be used to translate a particular Greek word, and some versions of the Bible will use one of these words and some will use the other one.”

Paul Dismantles the Prosperity Gospel in 3 Verses

“Many of us have had times in our life where everything seems to go wrong at the same time.”

Three Biblical Practices for Prayer

“According to the Pew Research Center, 55 percent of Americans say that they pray every day. However, their prayers may not be the kind of prayers that Jesus taught the disciples to pray.”

Gay Marriage Isn’t About Justice, It’s About Selma Envy

“My generation willfully ignores the real debate about gay rights and religious freedom because we want halos without sacrifice.”

Stop Trying to Make the Gospel Cool

“Many people today are repackaging the gospel into an acceptable product for the culture around us.  This often happens through slick ministries led by slick ministers who are dedicated to their methods of helping the gospel overcome the perceived sin of old age.  The very word “gospel” has become a marketing phrase rather than a descriptive word meaning good news to fallen sinners.”


The Image of God

About Peter van Brussel

Peter is the Director of For His Glory Prison Ministry. Peter holds a BA in Pastoral Studies from Southwestern College, a MA in Theological Studies, and a M.Div. from Liberty University. Peter is married to Niki, and has two children. He has been saved by grace and seeks to share the Gospel with those who have been forgotten.
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