Key Connections (April 20, 2017)

We Need More Bible in Youth Ministry (Katherine Forster, Desiring God)

Here are four reasons I believe pastors, teachers, youth leaders, and Christian parents need to encourage and exhort us to study the Bible, and teach us how to do it.

The Gospel Doesn’t Accommodate (Jason Garwood, Gospel-Centered Discipleship)

Why are we so willing to set aside the hard sayings of Jesus and opt instead for a Jesus of our own creation?

Living Faithfully Instead of Fancifully in an HGTV World (Lore Wilbert, Sayable)

Someone asked, “Why do you mostly post photos of your house on Instagram?”

Some Thoughts on Writers and Platform (Daniel Darling, Daniel Darling)

There is a lot of conversation these days (mostly on digital platforms) about writers, publishing, and platform….How should Christian writers think about these things?

Why has God given me this suffering? (Kristen Wetherell, The Good Book Company)

Suffering usually involves some kind of loss. But loss points us to the greater gain we have in Christ.

Kristen Wetherell is a writer, Bible teacher, and the content manager of Unlocking the Bible. She is the author, along with Sarah Walton, of Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering (The Good Book Company, April 2017). She blogs at her website, and you can follow her on Twitter. She and her husband, Brad, are members of The Orchard in Itasca, Illinois. Connect with Kristen at her website.

Date Posted: Apr 20th, 2017