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The Link: Church Response to Sexual Challenges, Bible Thumpers, Young Preachers & More

By March 12, 2021Culture4 min read

“ERLC opposes H.R. 5 the Equality Act” The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
“The ERLC affirms the full dignity of every human being. At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Messengers passed a resolution to ‘reaffirm the sacredness and full dignity and worthiness of respect and Christian love for every single human being, without any reservation.’ The SBC’s commitment to love of neighbor is grounded in the truth that ‘God created man in His own image; He created Him in the image of God; He created them male and female’ (Gen. 1:26-27).”

“Sexual Challenges and Your Church’s Response”The Gospel Coalition
“Sam Allberry delivered a message at TGC’s 2020 Bay Area Pre-Conference titled ‘Sexuality, the Church, Grace, and Truth.’ Expounding Mark 10:28–30, and in response to a question he received about how Jesus views homosexuality, Allberry explored how the gospel addresses people in committed homosexual relationships. First, he assumes people will leave things to follow him. Second, Jesus assumes the most costly things to leave will be familial and relational. But Jesus also says that however much a person must leave, it will absolutely be worth it.”

“Raising Up Young Preachers – Tony Carte‪r‬”The Expositors Collective
“The challenge and privilege of each generation of church leaders is to train, equip and empower the next generation of faithful Bible teachers and pastors. Tony Carter talks about methods that practices that worked in his life, and ways that he is working to raise up new and young preachers within East Point Church. He also speaks about the importance of planning, finding your own voice and the process of growing in confidence as a preacher.”

“The Battle of the Bible Thumpers”The Spectator
“So, not a good week for Georgia Gwinnett College. Having entered the history books as the ‘Most diverse college (public or private) in the Southern region’ (US News & World Report), it has now been found to have committed a ‘violation of the constitutional rights’ of a young man of African heritage (US Supreme Court).”

“Pastor Reflects on Growing His Faith During Cancer Battle”MSNBC
“Founding pastor of Redeemer Church in New York City, Timothy Keller wrote about his battle with pancreatic cancer in a recent article for The Atlantic, and he joins Morning Joe to discuss his health and his new book ‘Hope in Times of Fear.'”

“Ray Ortlund: Leaders Must Fight on Multiple Fronts”The Gospel Coalition
“Jesus said, ‘I have not come to bring peace, but a sword’ (Matt. 10:34). The apostle Paul wrote of ‘our warfare’ (2 Cor. 10:4). He wanted the early church to ‘get ready for battle’ (1 Cor. 14:8). He called Timothy to accept hardship ‘as a good soldier of Christ Jesus’ (2 Tim. 2:3). Conflict—for the sake of the gospel—is a clearly declared theme in the New Testament. I am glad that Trevin has written The Multi-Directional Leader: Responding Wisely to Challenges from Every Side. We need this book. As we are being buffeted on every side—and I expect it to get worse—staying steady under multiple pressures isn’t easy, is it?”

“Strength in Weak Places”GoodLion Podcast Network
“No one wants to admit they are weak. Our culture puts a high value on strength. But even the strongest among us have weaknesses. Everyone does, even though we all try to mask it. In this episode, Aaron and Brian open up about their own weaknesses and vulnerabilities, how they have affected them in life and ministry, and most importantly, how they have found strength in Christ in their moments of weakness.”

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