In today’s #FaithandCulture Reading, we cull a brief list of some of our favorite articles of the week. Today we highlight articles from Trevin Wax, Aaron Wilson, Jackie Hill Perry, Bethany Jenkins and Scott Hildreth.
Feeling Courageous While Sexually Compromised
When it comes to defending marriage, evangelical Christians shouldn’t pat themselves on the back, argues Trevin Wax at The Gospel Coalition. Why? We’ve been influenced by the sexual revolution far more than we’d like to believe.
Dads Don’t Babysit: Why Fathers Should Be Held to a Higher Standard
Aaron Wilson encourages human fathers to emulate their Heavenly Father in how they parent their children. He writes at Facts and Trends, “Fathers bear one of the weightiest callings imaginable—to emulate the qualities of God the Father to a watching world, particularly their children.”
Jackie Hill Perry: I Loved My Girlfriend—but God Loved Me More
Writer, poet and hip-hop artist Jackie Hill Perry shares her story in this powerful piece at Christianity Today. Here’s an excerpt: “Homosexuality might have been my loudest sin, but it was not my only sin. God was not about setting me free from one form of slavery only to leave me enslaved to other idols. By calling me to himself, he was after my whole heart.”
When Choosing a Career, Don’t Just Follow Your Passion
In this podcast at The Gospel Coalition, Bethany Jenkins offers wisdom for how you choose your career. She urges you to ask the question, “What can I do to serve my neighbor in the work I’m called to do and fulfill the second commandment?”
Making the Most of this Seminary Year
Over at our sister blog The Center for Great Commission Studies, Scott Hildreth offers some wisdom for seminary students. He writes, “You have no idea where God will lead you; however, you can be sure that you will never have another opportunity to learn, train, be equipped, and to develop lasting friendships like you have right now during your seminary time.”
What articles would you recommend this weekend?
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