THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY: WEEKEND ROUNDUP FOR APRIL 19, 2019
AARON LEE | APRIL 19, 2019 | 2 MIN READ
SOLA Contributor Patreeya Prasertvit has written powerful devotions to take us through Easter. Start with the first on our website and see the work of Jesus and the power of the cross.
Presented during Evangelical Press Association’s 2019 convention, the Higher Goals awards honor the best work done in specific categories during the 2018 calendar year. For this Good Friday edition of our weekend roundup, here is David Schelhaas’ poetry winner Thinking He Was the Gardener.
1. Albert Mohler: History Burning Before Our Eyes: The Tragedy of Notre Dame and the Soul of Modern France
The best analysis on the biggest news story this week.
Author Nicole Chung writes for The Guardian. “As a Korean American adoptee, the strength of my connection to my white family is what makes me feel safe, relatable, approachable to some.”
SOLA Editorial Board member Brett McCracken writes for TGC and shares a story specific to our SoCal readers.
EPA’s Evangelism Article winner. An unexpected encounter with a homeless man fills the heart of Elizabeth Drummond, freelance news correspondent for The Banner.
SOLA contributor Jonathan Hayashi writes on his personal blog and reminds us that “true worship turns mere words into works, a duty into delight, an obligation into a celebration!”
Monergism.com has curated this list of books for Easter.
In this twenty-minute podcast from Doxology & Theology, independent singer-songwriter Sandra McCracken shows how walking in the way of the Trinity changes our everyday creativity.
Ten tracks on this Spotify playlist for your Easter weekend.
Author Chase Replogle interviews Adam Lewis Greene, the designer behind the top Kickstarter Bibliotheca campaign, in this 50-minute podcast.
“Those at the dinner were indignant. How could Jesus allow this woman to perform such an extravagant act? How could Jesus allow her to anoint him?”
“Hatred and fear are the most contagious diseases our world suffers from. They make us leave the table quickly — quick to act, quick to condemn. Quick to count someone as our enemy. Are we willing to invite our enemies to the table? Are we willing and brave enough to eat at theirs?”
“If you monitor these well and try to find a good rhythm and pace within these areas, you can really run hard and have good ministry balance in your life.”
“But [Jesus] was left hanging in the silence. His question went unanswered so that our questions will always have an answer. We now have a promise that silence is not the same as absence.”
“And yet, this is how the Bible describes [Jesus] throughout his ministry. Not a blank slate of emotion, moving systematically through prophetic fulfillment after prophetic fulfillment, but as a deeply emotional being. Is this how we picture our Savior? Weeping, shaking with rage, laughing uncontrollably, grinning?”
“Jesus had always been King. But on this day, Palm Sunday, he was a King who was given the praise he was due...”
“They need to go deep. They can’t just go wide. If they don't have depth, then they would not survive the storms because pastoral ministry is very difficult.”
In case you missed it, here is our roundup from last week. PreachersNSneakers and Pastors as Lifestyle Brands, A Manifesto for Christian Women on Instagram, How Lament Can Help with Racial Reconciliation, The Secret to Growth: The Treasure of a Teachable Heart, and Should We Celebrate Interracial Marriage?
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.