Found this quote so convicting. I turn to so many things before I turn to scripture. I so often view scripture as helpful rather than essential. Seeing the scripture as sufficient will fundamentally change your life.
The word of God is perfect and complete, giving us all we need to know about Christ, salvation, and godliness. Or as the church father Athanasius put it, “The sacred and divinely inspired Scriptures are sufficient for the exposition of the truth.” 2
Of the four attributes of Scripture, this may be the one that evangelicals forget first. If authority is the liberal problem, clarity the postmodern problem, and necessity the problem for atheists and agnostics, then sufficiency is the attribute most quickly doubted by rank-and-file churchgoing Christians.
I thought I would try and give you some weekend reading on a regular basis. I’ll let you know what books I am reading what blog posts have caught my attention during the week.
What books I am reading right now.
Tale Of Three Kings By Gene Edwards
Out Of The Silent Planet By C.S. Lewis
Blogs I am reading right now.
A Word to Famous Pastors – Great post about the dangers and blessing of Christian fame. Todd Pruitt at Mortification of Spin
24 Free Ebooks from John Piper – If you love books there is nothing better than free books. Check out these books from John Piper.
The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People [Infographic] – I am a sucker for a good info graphic. This one was fascinating check it out. My routine is most like Mozart… interesting.
How Evangelicals are changing their minds on gay marriage – Please pray for your pastors and leaders. That they would lead with Biblical integrity, conviction and love. It pains me that so many are tossing aside hundreds of years of orthodoxy faith for temporal relevance. God help us to navigate such complex issues with truth and love.
I was reading The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis to my 7-year-old boy. This is my 4th time through the Narnia books. I find so many profound truths littered through Lewis’ brilliant series. The one that struck me last night was from the end of the book. The kids return from many adventures in Narnia and they went to the Professor to tell him why four coats were missing. He believed them because he too had been to Narnia. The Professor told them something quite profound, he said:
You wont get into Narnia again by that route. Nor would the coats be much use by now if you did! Eh? What’s That? Ye, of course you’ll get back to Narnia again someday. Once a King in Narnia, always a King in Narnia. But don’t go trying to use the same route twice. Indeed, don’t try to get there at all. It’ll happen when you are not looking for it.
One of the things I love about going to conferences is discovering new resources. At CPC last week I was given a few resources I want to draw to your attention.
1. Yancy – Yancy has a new Little Praise Party video out. It’s fantastic.
2. D6 – The folks at DC gave me a couple of books One on keeping your kids safe online and the other about the connection of church and family by Dr. Kimmel
3. David C. Cook – Michelle Anthony gave me her new book. Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family.
4. Disciplr – A brand new curriculum content delivery system from David C Cook that can be used with any curriculum. Be on the lookout this summer.
5. Jumpstart 3 – A band that does scripture memory songs to modern beats. Got to heart their story from the main stage. Love their passion for scripture.
Such a great conference. I was personally ministered to profoundly. Thank You INCM team for producing a conference that was both practical and pastoral!