The New Year Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (2/1/22)

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, & seven up…

1) The Revolution in the stable – Of course, we’re still in the ‘twelve days of Christmas’, but this article sees pastor Matthew Roberts pack in a lot of rich theology and show why ‘the Incarnation is for life not just for Christmas’.

2) Be mindful of your pastors – This perceptive Twitter thread from Andrew Roycroft is well worth a quick read and why not take a moment in the next few days to give thanks and thank your church leaders who are trying to help find the church’s way in the blizzard of COVID-19 craziness.

3) Books and Pods – Mark Meynell lays out his fave podcasts of 2021 here. Christianity Today’s 2022 Book Awards – Looking for a new read in the next week? Why not choose one of these? Also available is The Gospel Coalition’s awards here too.

4) Running a Narnia Trail – Ok, so you’re pooped after the Christmas craziness, but whilst everything still feels fresh, why not check out this as an idea for next year – from the amazingly creative and community-hearted Nay Dawson.

5) Bible Overview Print – Looking to spend some of the kids’ Christmas money? This is a good one for the wall!

6) Christians recognised for Covid efforts in New Year Honours list – Encouraging to see this.

7) Ben Rector – The Best Is Yet To Come – For something a bit different, Mr Rector is probably one of my fave new artists of the past couple of years. He wrote this song for the end of 2021, and as ever both the video and song is delightful. This version features an orchestra and a children’s choir, so bonus points. Enjoy…

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Written by Robin Ham