The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (19/6/16)
4) What book shall I preach on next? 10 things to think about – If you’re a church minister, how do you decide what books of the Bible you preach on at any particular point? (Ok, I know some of you are gonna say ‘the Lectionary’!) Some helpful points and questions here to get us thinking and to open up potential blind-spots.
5) Top Tips for Starting a WhatsApp Bible-Study – Fantastic to hear how in Burundi the messaging app WhatsApp is being used as a tool to encourage people to engage with God’s word. Roland Cubahiro, a student worker in that country, offers advice – as well as lessons learnt – from how they went about it.
6) Ten Thoughts on Speaking (And Not) in a Digital World – Kevin DeYoung shares some reflections on social media’s culture of ‘speaking out’ and the notion of virtue-signalling. A breath of fresh-air in many ways:
“Does the world really need my opinion here? If I tweet something am I just trying to prove my moral bona fides by showing forth the appropriate outrage? There are a thousand sad things in the world right now, why must I comment on this one?”
7) The Story Behind Tumbling Sky and Matt Searles Album Give-Away – There’s still about 36 hours left to enter to win one of three copies of Matt Searles’ latest Psalms album, Tumbling Sky: Psalms for Weary Souls. In the midst of dark times, songs like tha e are particularly precious. It’s been really encouraging to read people commenting on their favourite psalm. And whilst doing that, you can also read my interview with Matt about the project.
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