Thank God It's Friday: Weekend Roundup for March 29, 2019


AARON LEE     |     MARCH 29, 2019     |    2 MIN READ

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1. Micha Boyett: ‘As Long as the Baby’s Healthy’… But What if He’s Not?

From the Christianity Today archives, here is a mother’s reflection on babies with Down syndrome and what really matters.

2. Charlene Hao: TTYL Instagram

Diamond Bar High School senior Charlene Hao shares her struggles with social media and challenges us to be fully known in Christ.

3. David Zahl: When parenting becomes a religion, college admissions officers become high priests

Writing for the Washington Post, David Zahl offers perspective on parenting and pride.

4. Whitney Woollard:  Delighting in Authority: How to Create a Culture of Happy Complementarians

Author Randy Alcorn reshared this article originally published at Whitney Woollard is a writer, speaker, and women’s Bible teacher in Portland, Oregon.

5. James Tarmy: Chinese Art’s Final Frontier Might Be New York

“The Western art market is desperate to get into China. Why hasn’t the reverse occurred?”


1. Credo Magazine: The Impassibility of God

"In this issue, a case is made for divine impassibility, one that refuses to turn God into a victim, or make him vulnerable to emotional fluctuation and suffering.”

2. The Gospel Coalition: How God Found Christopher Yuan

In this 25-minute podcast, TGC's Collin Hansen interviews Christopher Yuan on Holy Sexuality and the Gospel.

3. Matt Papa & Matt Boswell: Lord From Sorrows Deep I Call (Psalm 42)

Matt Boswell shared this song on Twitter, and is “an attempt to put Psalm 42 in the hearts and mouths of God’s people.” Listen on Spotify or YouTube.

4. Nancy Guthrie: What do you want Christian women today to better understand?

In this 2-minute video from TGC, Nancy Guthrie makes her case for women to center their Bible studies around Jesus.


1. Rebecca Song: This Is The Truth, And It Hurts

“Without receiving Jesus' saving work on the cross, we are spiritually dead (Eph 2:1). The Bible doesn't dance around this at all. It gets straight to the point . . . [this is the] unequivocal truth.”

2. Daniel K. Eng: Church Hospitality 101: Very Practical Tips For Everyone

“First impressions last a lifetime . . . Each Sunday, newcomers [are] having their first impression of your church community, [of] Christians, and [maybe even of] Jesus. Do you consider what the newcomer’s first worship experience at your church will be like?”

3. SOLA Network: Fighting For Justice: An Interview With Rachel J. Lee

Introducing our new #ConvoswithSOLA series where we interview people who love Jesus doing things for Jesus with excellence and distinctiveness. Rachel J. Lee (Ray Charles Lee) works at the Antiracist Research and Policy Center in Washington, DC.

4. Daniel K. Eng: Church Hospitality 101: Why It Matters

“Guests to your church form their opinions about Jesus based on how they feel during their first experiences with a church. This is why hospitality matters.”

5. Thank God It’s Friday: Weekend Roundup

In case you missed it, here is our roundup from last week. So What Was It Like Being Married to Someone Pursuing Medicine?, China Tells Christianity To Be More Chinese, 15 Words of Comfort for Those Walking Through Pain/Suffering, The Other LA College Cheating Scandal — The One You Might Have Missed, and 10 Reasons Why the Bible Regards Women Higher than All Other Systems.

Aaron Lee serves as the Social Media Officer of First Chinese Baptist Church of Walnut. He is a Sunday School teacher and music leader. He works as a Registered Nurse Clinical Analyst. He and his wife, Jess, live in Alhambra, a city in California’s San Gabriel Valley, home to the largest concentration of Asian American communities in the United States. His music, podcasts, and articles about worship and art are on his website.