Responding to the Tragedy in Texas

By Jason McConahy,

Here are some links that speak into the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas this past weekend. Let's be praying for the families of the victims, the survivors, the community, and for God to reveal His mercy and goodness to the world as He works His redemption in the midst of this unspeakable crisis. 

http://www.albertmohler.com/2017/11/06/tragedy-texas-christian-testimony-face-evil/
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/scotty-smith/grieving-hope-lament-sutherland-springs-tragedy/
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/acquainted-with-grief

The Reformation

By Aaron LeDuc,

Last week, we began our 2 week series praising God for the Reformation. There’s lots of great information out there about why this period of theological reform is vastly important for the church and our world’s culture. Below, are a few resources that can help you dig deeper.

Ligonier Ministries is doing a Reformation 500 Celebration Conference, all their video/audio is available to watch live or afterwards. Great content if you want to dig deeper into the importance and implications of the reformation.
http://www.ligonier.org/learn/conferences/reformation-500-celebration/

John Piper has a has a short and helpful biography of Martin Luther at Desiring God:
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/here-he-stood

A post on the foundation of the Reformation; Sola Scriptura:
https://www.michaeljkruger.com/what-is-sola-scriptura-protecting-us-against-more-than-you-think/

A post about how we need to consistently be reminded of Sola Fide:
https://www.imb.org/2017/10/10/sola-fide-changes-everything/

Tragedy in Las Vegas

By Dan Pourbaix,

We awoke today to tragic news from Las Vegas. The headlines told of a horrific scene that left over 500 injured and 59 dead. Our hearts were broken by the news that left us asking "why would someone do this?" We mourn for families who are dealing with the loss of a loved one and we pray for those who were injured in last night's shooting.

Here are a couple of blog posts that are helpful in processing this tragedy. They remind us that we do not have to fear, that we can trust God. They remind us that one day there will be no more sorrow, or pain, or death. 

  • http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/one-day-never-again
  • https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/scottysmith/2017/10/02/trusting-jesus-with-things-we-cant-control/