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THIS & THAT: A Roundup of Favorite Articles and Quotes

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  • Ask Anything Tour with Albert Mohler. Albert Mohler’s Ask Anything Tour recently visited First Baptist Church Jacksonville.
  • Ask Ligonier Live with Sinclair Ferguson. On January 19, Sinclair Ferguson joined Nathan Bingham on Ask Ligonier Live to answer biblical and theological questions.
  • Introducing The Reactivity Podcast with Paul Tripp. In the new Reactivitypodcast, Paul Tripp instructs believers to view digital media and technology through the lens of the gospel and points them toward a biblical framework for communication. Explaining how God wants the church to engage with culture and each other, Tripp encourages Christians to think wisely about their interactions and be a beacon of light in an age of toxicity.

  • Sports Spectrum Podcast with Tommy Edman. On this episode of the Sports Spectrum Podcast, Jason Romano visits with St. Louis Cardinal Tommy Edman about his journey with Christ, the impact teammates in St. Louis have had on his faith, being a switch-hitter, and how he approaches the highs and lows of a long major league baseball season.
  • Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Tim Keller. On this episode of the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, Carey talks to Tim Keller about the decline of the mainline and evangelical church, how forgiveness and justice get mishandled during pastoral moral failures, the threat to liberal democracy, civil dialogue and how nominal Christianity created consensus.
  • Villainous Christianity in ‘The Whale,’ ‘The Wonder,’ and ‘Women Talking’. Brett McCracken looks at three 2022 films – The Whale, The Wonder and Women Talking – that wrestle with faith and depict Christians largely negatively. Though their emphases are slightly different, the three films share an overall view that institutional Christianity is an oppressive system from which victims must be liberated.

  • We are righteous by virtue of God’s imputing to us the righteousness of Christ. R.C. Sproul
  • We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased. C.S. Lewis
  • One man with God on his side is in the majority. Charles Spurgeon
  • He who has Christ has all he needs and needs no more. Jonathan Edwards
  • When our lives are united to Christ through faith, we have the assurance that our best days are always ahead of us and never behind us. Scott Sauls
  • Christ went more readily to the cross than we do to the throne of grace. Thomas Watson
  • Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God. Martin Luther
  • The more you trust him, the better you will love him. John Newton
  • Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. C.S. Lewis  

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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