Week in Review

This ‘n’ That

We need to stop reading books.

There, I said it. And I meant it, but within a certain context. We need to stop reading books if the only result is that our brains swell and our hearts shrink.

I know far too many Christians who love to flaunt their bookshelves and latest reading endeavor on social media, but whose lives fail to reflect the theology they are consuming. Sure, they know all the right words to say and they sound very biblical and holy. But their actions never match those “right” words. And the reality is, if you know all the “correct” doctrinal stances but have not love, well, something is wrong. Gravely wrong.

So maybe it’s time we took our noses out of our dusty theological tomes. Maybe it’s time we stopped trying to theologize everything and just spent some time with Jesus in His Word. Maybe it’s time we took a look at how Jesus lived out His theology, and started to do the same.

Because, at the end of the day, if we are just clanging gongs reciting our deep, theological thoughts, we don’t look like Christians, we look like pompous jerks. And nobody likes a jerk.

Okay, while I step off my soapbox, why don’t you sit back and take some time to enjoy your week in review (kind of):

  • Wow, great news!
  • Questions to consider as we navigate our new normal.
  • Being alone can be difficult depending on the circumstances, but are we ever really alone?
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Our failures are inevitable, but they are not in vain.
  • Here are some fun coloring sheets for your kids (or for you)!
  • Andrea Bocelli is performing live on Easter Sunday.
  • Why are people so foolish and selfish?
  • An older article, but beautiful and true thoughts on the loss of a pet.
  • Can you imagine not being able to see this beauty?
  • Please pray for this family.

God has promised great mercy to those who seek peace and endure guile. . . . War does not gain much, but loses much and risks everything. Gentleness, however, loses nothing, risks little, and gains everything

Martin Luther
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