Links on Theology, Life, and Culture to encourage us to be — and to make — disciples.

“What’s it like to be a Christian in the gaming industry?”
This interview with a video game developer includes the topics of “Parenting in the Gaming Age”, being a Christian in the workplace, and much more.

What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage
Thankfully, there are more factors in the equation than simply hoarding or seeking to have a level of control when life seems so uncontrollable.

The Final Days of Jesus (free ebook)
With the Passion Week nearing (April 5-11), Crossway is making this book free to read for an in-depth look at the days leading to Jesus’ crucifixion.

Dare to Feel Forgiven: Four Ways into the Heart of God
Dane Ortland concludes: “So, ask God for a glimpse of his heart, the ‘springs’ from which the gospel flows. Then have the audacity to believe God doesn’t love like you do. Step out of the misery of fluctuating. And then march through your day, with all its challenges and perplexities, daring to feel forgiven.”

Praying Boldly – Coronavirus 2020
Darrell Johnson, a long-time pastor in Vancouver and Prof. at Regent, provides self-reflective insights on why we often stumble through prayer as he encourages boldness in our prayer.

Not Everything ‘Christian’ is helpful for Christians
The abundance of resources is a blessing, but not all voices speak in harmony with God’s Word. Discernment is needed to filter out the faulty ideas and focus on the foundational truths. Kevin DeYoung provides some helpful guidance in three articles: 15 Discernment Diagnostics; 7 Questions to Ask in Evaluating Online Pundits; and What Can Church History Teach Us About Wolves? Jesus taught his disciples: “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” (Matt. 10:16) Be a sheep who has the best traits of snakes and doves.

Yes, We Really Are Living in the Last Days
Is this the beginning of the end? Are we in the last days? Speculation of the “day” and “hour” of Jesus’ return is inevitably wrong (Matt. 24:36), so it’s a poor use of one’s time. But, the certainty that Jesus is returning fills us with hope and causes love to overflow. Knowing what Scripture means by the “last days” is vital for us to live with faith, hope, and love.

Kyle Meeker
Theological and Leadership Development Pastor