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THIS & THAT: A Roundup of Favorite Articles and Quotes

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  • Epilogue: Return to Seattle. More than two years since producer Mike Cosper began recording interviews for the show, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill returns with its most poignant episode yet—a road trip to Seattle to stand in the spaces where Mars Hill Church began.
  • I Once Was: Adam Wainwright. Check out this video to hear St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright tell his “I Once Was” story, and listen to the Sports Spectrum podcast to hear Adam expand on the moment that changed his life.
  • The Centrality of Virtue and Intellectualism in Statesmanship: A Conversation with Daniel Mahoney. On this episode of the Thinking in Public podcast, Albert Mohler visits with Daniel Mahoney, Professor Emeritus at Assumption University, where he serves as the Augustinian Chair professor of political science. Mahoney is the author or editor of twelve books, and his most recent book, The Statesman as Thinker, surveys the greatness, courage, and moderation of many of the most influential statesmen in history.

  • Forgiveness is a form of voluntary suffering. In forgiving, rather than retaliating, you make a choice to bear the cost. Tim Keller
  • Those who make laws around God’s laws may seem really conservative but are in fact liberal, going beyond Scripture, binding consciences, making their traditions as if they are the Word of God. Legalists always seem conservative, but they’re actually liberal. Burk Parsons
  • Jesus cannot simply be liked–you either must reject him utterly, or crown Him King of your life. Tim Keller
  • Money, itself, may not be your idol. But what you put your money towards most readily and most eagerly can show you what your true idols are. Tim Keller
  • Real spiritual friendship is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love, and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways. Tim Keller
  • We don’t produce good works in order to acquire God’s love but because we have his love. We obey, not in order to obtain God’s salvation, but because God has saved us. Dan Doriani
  • The sovereignty of God is the one impregnable rock to which the suffering human heart must cling. Jerry Bridges
  • If you don’t believe in God’s wrath, you can never really understand God’s love. Burk Parsons
  • In the first commandment we discover that the essence of sin is– not just that we want bad things but that we make good things into ultimate things. Tim Keller

Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence – married to my best friend Tammy, a graduate of Covenant Seminary, St. Louis Cardinals fan, formerly a manager at a Fortune 50 organization, and in leadership at my local church. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop, and to use their strengths to their fullest potential. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinder themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony, and Achiever, and my two StandOut strength roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book of the Bible, and Colossians 3:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:21 being my favorite verses. Some of my other favorite books are The Holiness of God and Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul, and Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. I enjoy music in a variety of genres, including modern hymns, Christian hip-hop and classic rock. My book Called to Lead: Living and Leading for Jesus in the Workplace and Tammy’s book Study, Savor and Share Scripture: Becoming What We Behold are available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

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