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Key Connections (July 20, 2016)

July 20, 2016

3 Reasons Why Reading the Bible Feels Like a Chore (Aaron Armstrong, Blogging Theologically)

…why is it that reading the Bible seems like such a chore? While there are, no doubt, many reasons, here are three that I’ve seen crop up most frequently in my own life.

When a Christian Feels Dry: A Simple Practice (Jason Helopoulos, The Christward Collective)

You know His love, but are not enjoying His love. Your spiritual life isn’t dead, but it is dull. What is the answer? What is a Christian to do?

Ground Your Heart in Gospel Peace (Heidi Jo Fulk, True Woman)

The problems we have and the peace we seek can only be fully accomplished in Christ. As we analyze the conflict, violence, and brokenness that surrounds us, the only sure and true lens we have is the truth of God.

15 of the Best Christian Books on Grief, Death, and Suffering (Kevin Halloran, Word+Life)

Life in this fallen world is filled with suffering…The following Christian books on suffering, grief, loss, and death will help you learn God’s view on suffering and be prepared when suffering enters your life.

Is Joy Unemotional, and Is It More Spiritual Than Happiness? (Randy Alcorn, Eternal Perspective Ministries)

The idea that “joy is not an emotion” promotes an unbiblical myth. Yet that statement appears online more than 17,000 times, virtually all of them by Christians.

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Kristen Wetherell

Kristen Wetherell is a writer and Bible teacher. She has previously served as 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 parents to their sweet daughter and members of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Itasca, Ill.

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