In the course of my travels around the internet, I often come across helpful links and resources that I feel others might find useful too.
In these posts, I want to share them with you.
Ruth Baker writes about her desire to be obedient to Scripture and what that obedience can look like for her and other as single parents.
Josh Squires answer questions about topics such as: functionality in marriage (1:20); complementary marriage (1:40); when the husband doesn’t lead (5:28); engaging a spiritually apathetic spouse (9:46); apathy and the stages of change (12:22); helping your spouse move on from apathy (16:48); the biggest challenge in marriage (18:30); marriage game theory (19:40); and finding a way to health in a troubled marriage (26:10).
Claire Smith reviews Andrew Bartlett’s 2019 book, Men and Women in Christ: Fresh light from the Biblical texts. Claire is not convinced by Bartlett’s argument and she shows clearly why she is not.
David Mathis works through 1 Timothy 2:12-14, seeking to answer some of the questions that typically come up from this passage and Genesis 1-3. Whether or not you agree with all Mathis says, his article is clearly written, short and very accessible.
This is an old five-minute video in which Challies explains why he and his wife decided their children weren’t going to do sleepovers. I think this is a really helpful video to watch, whether someone has children or not, on a very important but often neglected topic.
Challies has some further ideas about sleepovers on his website.
Justin Taylor interacts with David Powlinson’s 2003 essay, “Godly roles and relationships: Ephesians 5:21-6:9”.
This is a great interview with Sue Abbott reflecting on how she became a Christian, her ministry over the years, what it was like to be a ministry wife, evangelism, and the importance of adapting.
Phillip asks: John Chapman by Phillip Jensen and John Chapman 19/06/2012
Australian evangelist John Chapman died aged 82 in 2012. Phillip Jensen interviewed him five months before his death.
In Part 1, Phillip asks John how he became a Christian, what his early days of being a Christian and being in vocational ministry were like, and what the state of both the Sydney and Armidale dioceses were in those early days. Both Part 1 and Part 2 are a very precious resource and worth listening to. Part 1 is much longer than Part 2.
In Part 2 Phillip, asks John about John Stott doing expository preaching in Sydney and the incredible impact that that had on the diocese when after Stott’s visit, John and Dudley Foord trained clergy so that they would be able to do expository preaching. John also shares how the Armidale diocese prepared for the 1959 Billy Graham visit, and the importance of trusting in God’s word.