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

Think Like a Farmer
“When it comes to your spiritual growth, think like a farmer. Establish your hearts. Wait patiently. Do the good work of feeding your faithfulness, and know this: the God who turns seeds into crops is faithfully making you more like Jesus.” Continuing the analogy, Tend Your Own Garden encourages us with the importance of day-to-day living. And this 5-minute video (Absolute Awn-some) shows how one particular seed is designed for life.

Faith, Grief and COVID19: A Conversation
Four short videos with reflection and encouragement: “The COVID-19 pandemic has generated grief in all of our lives. We have lost jobs, financial security, health, community connections, and the opportunity to gather and celebrate significant milestones such as graduations, weddings, births, and anniversaries. In addition, we are reminded daily of the lives lost to the virus. These losses raise larger questions for us as Christians.”

Emerging from Groundhog Day
As BC enters Phase 3 of re-opening and as summer is right around the corner, here are some good questions moving forward (even if you haven’t seen the movie). ” … Don’t let go of the lessons from recent months. After all, one of the lessons to learn is that he won’t ever let go of us…”

Why Prayer Is Hard for Me
“I don’t imagine I will ever be a prayer warrior. But God is still at work in me. I can now share honestly with him about my conflicted feelings, and I am comforted that weakness and vulnerability are more precious to him than strength. And though my preference to speak face to face does not naturally draw me to the activity of prayer, I am increasingly drawn to the Person who hears my prayers.”

Join TGC Saturday for “A Night of Lament for Racial Justice”
Devote some time on June 20th to prayer. For help, here is a guide for individuals as well as a link for corporate prayer in the evening.

That Christian You’re Frustrated With? Imagine Them Resurrected
At first this seems like a theological disconnect. But, from interpersonal tensions to social media mayhem, the dots of attitude and resurrection connect. “If you are looking for practical, but biblical strategies for peace-making in the midst of conflict, for dealing with that frustrating relationship, consider turning your imagination toward the coming resurrection.”

Trucking: Changing and Changing Hearts
Two stories. How Long-Haul Trucking Works looks at it’s vital role and it’s potential change with e-trucks in 12-minute video. And in Gospel spreads among truck drivers in West Africa, relationships and loving care shine the light of hope. (HT: Tim Challies)

Previous TLC Todays can be read here.

Kyle Meeker
Theological and Leadership Development Pastor