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.
As part of The Gospel Coalition’s Concise Theology series, Claire Smith briefly outlines what feminist theology is and suggests further resources.
As part of TGC’s Concise Theology series, Claire Smith briefly outlines the significance of humanity being male and female, and suggests further resources.
As part of TGC’s Concise Theology series, Christopher Ash briefly outlines what God’s word says about marriage and suggests further resources.
As part of TGC’s Concise Theology series, Andrew T Walker briefly outlines what God’s word says about gender and sexuality, and suggests further resources.
If you haven’t ever heard of Catherine de Bourbon, this is a great introduction to a wonderful woman of God—an introduction that will hopefully encourage and challenge you to have confidence in God’s word, no matter what is happening in your life.
This is an excerpt from Lizzie Ling and Vaughan Roberts’ recent short book on abortion, in which two women share their stories about some of the issues surrounding abortion.
Taryn Hayes shares what her and her husband wrote to their two daughters on their 16th birthdays, reflecting some of their desires as Christian parents.
This is a three-year PhD scholarship through ANU (Canberra). Applications close August 1, 2020. Maybe you or someone you know would be interested in applying. Here’s the description from ANU’s website:
The PhD candidate will work on an aspect of Professor Smith’s Future Fellowship Project on early modern women’s marginalia. This Project aims to provide an ambitious new literary history of how early modern women read and wrote in the margins of their books, uncovering new texts, practices, writers and readers across the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Reading is a central mechanism through which the English Renaissance was instituted: a means by which the classical world reached the early modern subject and vernacular textual culture came to flourish. Evidence for how reading operated can be found in the traces readers left behind in their books, including marginal annotations. These annotations provide not only crucial evidence of reading practice, but also an overlooked source of writing. A world of textual activity can be found here: marks, signatures, requests for remembrance, short lyrics, devotional meditations, letters and extended prose tracts teem in the margins of early modern books and manuscripts, in both scribal and print forms. The margin has emerged as one of the most significant new textual sites of the period, moving from the edges of scholarship to a place of central importance. However, most scholarship in this field still focuses on men’s use of marginalia, overlooking hundreds of instances of marginal annotation by women. This project will provide the first comprehensive examination of how early modern women readers engaged with the margins of their books. It will expand our conception of what constituted early modern women’s writing and how it was circulated. It will also reevaluate, from a new perspective, our understanding of reading, writing and book history.
Tim Challies reflects on Matt Chandler’s famous 2012 sermon at Steve Furticks’ Code Orange Revival, where Chandler challenged his listeners—many of whom were used to a very different type of preaching that Chandler was giving them—that Scripture and church is not about them, but about God and his glory.
Tim Challies reflects on Paul Washer’s 2002 famous youth sermon in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, at an evangelism rally that seemed to not have much impact at the time when he preached. Four years later in 2006, his sermon was uploaded to YouTube and thousands of people listened to it. Many people (including youth) have said as a result of listening to it, they became Christians and/or they wanted to attend a church that had faithful gospel Bible teaching.