May has been an interesting month. I’ve tried to be honest, whilst trying to keep on reading. Henceforth, I submit, my top reads for May 2018.
- Baptism is the initiatory sacrament of the Christian journey. I loved this book by Mez McConnell on this vital topic – packed with practical advice and beautiful gospel.
- Five Books Worth Reading – by Bill Gates. I was surprised and encouraged to see Everything Happens for a Reason, a book published by my former employer, on the list. Am intrigued to read the rest.
- What can preachers learn from Michael Curry? Ian Paul’s blog post was the most helpful to emerge from the miasma of responses to the sermon at the Royal Wedding.
- Twelve Tips for Parenting in the Digital Age – by Tony Reinke. This article gives some great pointers on a complex topic.
- Building Church Planting Movements in a Traditional Denomination. As someone who is part of a church-planting movement that is outside of a lot of structures, this article in Affinity’s theological journal was very interesting reading.
- I wrote this review years ago. But Gresham’s Christianity and Liberalism is a powerful challenge that reminds us about how to think and what the Gospel is.
- ‘There’s Danger to Your Right, Not Just to your Left‘ – this is a helpful TGC article by Trevin Wax.
- How Should We Respond to this Transgender Moment? Ian Paul offers a helpful perspective.
- People often ask me what its like following Jesus and grappling with mental health issues. I’ve now got a good book to recommend. Mark Meynell’s When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend is that good book.
- Why We Should Bulldoze the Business School – as I oscillate between a business career and a theological calling, this is an article that has given me fuel for prayer and pause for thought.
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