Bits & Pieces (5/9/12)

  • Nonsense or New Life – Ravi Zacharias starts this post tackling the question of God’s existence and then transitions to what the reality of God does to the life of one of His followers. It includes this money quotation, “Yet how can there be a minimalist view of conversion when conversion itself is a maximal work of God’s grace?” Check it out.


  • Wherever I Wind Up – Tim Challies reviews a book about a baseball player, his conversion and his walk with God. I’m including it here mainly because my dad loved the sport, and if you do too, the book sounds like it’s worth the read.


  • ‘Til We See Beauty – Are we gazing upon God and delighting in the relationship we have with Him?


  • Mother’s Day & The Infertile – Dr. Russell Moore reminds us that “the Proverbs 31 woman needs our attention, but the 1 Samuel 1 woman does too.”


  • Blessed To Not Be Blessed – It’s tempting to wonder what God is up to when He withholds what we consider “good” from us. But we need to trust in God’s wisdom that His definition of goodness is better than ours.


  • 5 Difficult Pastoral Challenges – Thom Rainer provides five specific challenges that a pastor faces. If your pastor faces one of them this week, say a special prayer for God’s provision and strength.

What do you think?