Coffee Break (September 11)

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Crusty Christian

This is a great excerpt from Kevin DeYoung’s The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism,”Let us be more like a chocolate covered raisin, likeable on the outside and surprisingly good for you on the inside, and less like a tootsie roll pop with its brittle, crunchy exterior that must be broken through before anyone can get to the good stuff. Our theological heart, if it is worth anything, will pulse throughout our spiritual bodies, making us into someone more prayerful, more godly, and more passionate about the Bible, the lost, and the world around us. We will be theologically solid to the core, without the unnecessary crust.” Click here to read the whole excerpt.

Struggle with Legalism

In this article, Casey Lewis with For The Church discusses how legalism is opposed to Christianity. “If you think about it, the world is full of untrue, unsound, unbiblical theology. It is important we know where it comes from so we can better understand it, speak against it, and protect ourselves and others from it.

Paul did just that in the church at Ephesus. He spoke out against bad theology to help the Ephesians protect themselves from it.”

For Ordinary Women

I found this blog, and this article, through Tim Challies’ A La Carte. This is encouraging for all us “ordinary women.”

History of the Milkman

This is a fun one from Food52. ” ‘Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds’—it’s the U.S. Post Office’s unofficial motto, but it could be said of the old-timey milkman, too. It was none of those things that stopped the milkman’s faithful route, in the end, but something else: post-World War II suburbanization.

For the Car Ride

Equipping Eve Episode 63: Exposition for Women and Productive Boredom “Can boredom be productive? Are being bored and being idle the same thing? Also: Erin discusses how the Bible is filled with women who were students of the Word. What does this mean for us today as women of the Word living in the world?” (33 minutes)

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Jessica Pickowicz

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Jessica is the founder and lead writer of Beautiful Thing. She is wife to pastor/ church-planter Nate Pickowicz, and mama of two.