Resurgence roundup, 5/10/13

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Sail through the flood of information with our weekly Resurgence Roundups. Each Friday, we will share a list of articles across ministry tribes that our team has found helpful with the hope of serving you well.

12 things to do after graduating,” by Matt Jenson

The Gospel Coalition

Are you getting ready to graduate from college? If so, do you have any plans after you graduate? Regardless if you do or not, here are 12 ideas to entertain after you get your diploma, everything from finding a bizarre job in another country, learning how to cook five meals, and exploring and examining your city, neighborhood, and heart.

Husbands, a warning against bitterness,” by William Boekestein


Husbands often face the temptation of power, money, and sex, but there’s something else hidden underneath the surface of their masculinity that can be just as a destructive force in their marriage: bitterness. In this post, Boekestein lays out various expressions of bitterness and provides a diagnostic test for your heart and if bitterness is plaguing it.

Dallas Willard, a man from another ‘Time Zone,’” by John Ortberg

Christianity Today

Everybody across the spectrum, and in between, had nothing but praise for the life and work of the author Dallas Willard, who passed away this week. John Ortberg, pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, reflects upon Willard’s life and influence, both personal and global:

Dallas kept eternity before us in a way no one else quite has. And today he has stepped into the eternal kind of life in a way he never has before.

Third use of the law? No, something better,” by Chaplain Mike

Internet Monk

God’s law is multifaceted. On one hand, it restrains sin in society (Rom. 13:3–4). On the other hand, it is a mirror of God’s perfection and our sinful imperfection. Christians readily agree with this understanding of God’s law; however, there’s a debate over its use as a guide in the Christian life.

With this post, Chaplain Mike lays out a convincing argument why the law should not serve as a source of motivation in our life and why Jesus’ gospel should serve as the means of guidance and motivation in the Christian life.

Missing the mission: Looking for the right results while loving the wrong things,” by Ed Stetzer

The LifeWay Research Blog

So, what do you and your church love? Jesus? People? Potlucks? Comfort? Tradition? But if you and your church love the wrong thing, it will lead you to live for the wrong thing. Stetzer shares three things churches love that he says hurt their mission and hinder their call. 

7-year-old steals car to escape church

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