Links I Like

Principles for Pastoring Animals

I have never thought of this.  It was a quite interesting read and will help us pastors comfort those who have lost pets.

All We Did Was Survive

This is Scott Klusendorf’s status report on the abortion issue under Donald Trump.  He says, “Abortion is here to stay as long as millions of young Christians are uninformed, unequipped, and unconcerned.”

Gospel Doctrine; Gospel Culture

Ray Ortlund explains how doctrine informs our behavior.

Helping Your Teen Stay Emotionally Healthy on Social Media

Plenty of reports have noted a correlation between social media use and increased levels of depression and anxiety. So, how can parents help their teens stay emotionally healthy while using these platforms? Julie Masson suggests three things dads and moms can do.

Hanging in There – Or Hanging onto Christ?

This article by Sharon Sampson references a video of a hang gliding student who was not harnessed in and had to “hang on for dear life” until they could finally find a landing place.  I think the point of her article would could have added a third option to the title, “Or Held onto By Christ”?

But our security is not found in hanging on as tightly as we can, but in the hold that the Father and Son have on us.  From John 10…

27 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.30 I and the Father are one.”

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Lamar Austin

I've graduated from Citadel Bible College in Ozark, Arkansas, with a B. A. Then got my M. Div. and Th. M. at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD. I finished with a D. Min. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, but keep on learning. I pastored at Chinese Christian Church of Greater Washington, D. C., was on staff at East Evangelical Free Church in Wichita, KS, tried to plant an EFC in Little Rock, before moving back home to Mena, where I now pastor my home church, Grace Bible Church

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