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Key Connections (August 31, 2016)

August 31, 2016

Dear College Students, Read These Books (Matt Smethurst, The Gospel Coalition)

It’s that time of year again. College campuses are abuzz with energy and anticipation as another fall semester begins. Like so many, my life was changed in college.

You Could’ve Been Something (Andrea Burke, For The Church)

That little voice haunted me all through my late teens and early twenties. That sinking feeling that I wasn’t trying hard enough, finding the right opportunities, chasing down dreams and adventure, changing the world. In being something, I wanted to be the someone.

Training Your Children to Sit in Corporate Worship (Geoffrey Kirkland, Vassal of the King)

Here are some helpful resources…regarding the matter of intentionally training and patiently working toward having the children worship in ‘big church.’

Is It Possible for Christians to Idolize the Bible? (Tom Olson, Unlocking the Bible)

The Bible has been misused widely in its history, so certainly we must be wary of misusing it, ourselves, turning it into a vehicle for pride over how much we know, rather than being rightly challenged by it to humble, loving service of God and others.

5 ways to discern true and false repentance (Jesse Johnson, The Cripplegate)

The Bible contains several aids that are designed to help believers distinguish between true and false repentance. It is important that we are able to distinguish the two, because the difference between them determines how we respond to our fallen brother or sister.

2 Overlooked Truths about Prayer that Will Change How You Pray (Judy Allen, iBelieve)

Prayer is a long term enterprise, and our job is simply to pray and to trust God.


The Author
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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