From the blog this week: Suffering and the Greatness of God
Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga and Why We Need Fantasy
I love the Wingfeather Saga and think you should consider reading it!!
“True fantasies fill us with longing for a world beyond our own, where death is defeated and wrongs made right. Happy endings, especially the kind wrought by sudden and unexpected magic, remind us that we’re living a story that can be difficult and dark, but in the midst of it, in the darkest hour, Christ arrives like a miracle to rescue us, redeem our journey, and save us from certain death. These kinds of stories remind us that we need saving, that we can’t save ourselves, that there is still hope.”
Podcast: Jen Oshman- Enough about Me: Finding Lasting Joy in the Age of Self
“What you’ll hear in this episode:
- A brief explanation of the women’s liberation movement and how it exhausts and robs women of joy in the Lord.
- Why Christians need to remember who they are and whose they are, and the implications of this for a biblical worldview.
- Some lies women believe that that attack their identity in Christ.
- Some helpful conduits to grow in the grace of God.
- How to fight for joy in the Lord in the midst of fear and challenging situations.
- What gospel-centered joy is and how it helps Christians.”
8 Things the Coronavirus Should Teach Us
“Here are eight things we’d all do well to learn, or relearn, from this coronavirus scare.”
Christ Our Hope in Life and Death: A Hymn
“The hope of the resurrection spurs us to sing. That’s why a group of songwriters from Getty Music wrote the modern hymn “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death.””