A buzzword in certain Christian circles is authenticity, a quality both Millennials and GenZs value and desire in the church. The word suggests genuineness and integrity, qualities that describe faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. But this drive for authenticity can be dangerous, if it isn't grounded in the gospel. The...
Here are 5 key passages from recent Christian articles around the web, including an article on Satan’s strategies, one on poor reasons to read the Bible, and more!
Why Jesus Christ Is of Supreme Value (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)
Jesus Christ is of supreme value, not only because of who He is, but because of what he has done. Nobody else can do what he has done.
Satan’s Strategy #1: Bait and Hook (Robert Spinney, Meet the Puritans)
Sin is bad for many reasons; one of them is that it wreaks havoc in a man’s soul. It promises satisfaction, but delivers emptiness. Sin leads to more and bigger sins. It either makes us feel guilty and ashamed (which is bad), or creates moral numbness in us so we no longer feel guilt and shame over our sin (which is worse). But Satan hides these hooks and presents only the bait.
He Has Written (Chris Thomas, The Ploughman’s Rest)
Jesus wrote your faith into existence, he is also the divine editor—the one who perfects and finishes that which He began. It’s why Paul could so confidently say to the Philippians:
3 Poor Reasons to Read the Bible (Ryan Higginbottom, Knowable Word)
On this side of our glorified bodies, Christians have two natures that wrestle within. Our “old man” persists until we see the Lord, and as a result, even our good behavior can be laced with sin.
4 Things to Protect When You Engage with Culture (Kyle Golden, Unlocking the Bible)
Culture can be that arena through which we express these experiences of connecting, yearning, pursuing, and experiencing God. But it can also be that arena through which we express a feeling of disconnect, a desire to run away from God, or to reject Him.