All Things Considered 5/2/20

Here is a collection of interesting articles and resources I’ve enjoyed recently.

I found this piece to be very well written. You may know Chase from his excellent article at Christianity Today about how Bonhoeffer convinced him to abandon his dream. This article was a good reminder to folks like me that being front and center during difficult times isn’t always the best leadership decision, nor is it the most “heroic.” If you haven’t already, you should also check out his excellent podcast for writers.

As someone who has struggled with crippling insomnia since childhood, I really resonated with and appreciated this perspective. Since reading this, I have already begun to remind myself as I battle this fleshly thorn: “this night is His.” Such sweet comfort every time.

This is a long article, but the payoff is worth it. Anyone interested in how postmodernism has affected us should read this.

Two years ago, Ed Yong predicted that a looming global pandemic was on the horizon. His coverage of COVID-19 over the last few months has proven his earlier prediction eerily prescient. I make sure to follow his thoughts on this whole thing, which, as this article suggests, is very confusing for a lot of us, even the experts.

So I’ve been writing some devotionals for our church during the coronavirus that I’ve affectionately dubbed “Ronavotionals.” I’ve posted a couple of them here, but if you’d like to sign up to receive them in your email you can do so here. They go out every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

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