Thank God It's Friday: Weekend Roundup for April 5, 2019

Thank God It’s Friday: Weekend Roundup For April 5, 2019

Aaron Lee     |     APRIL 5, 2019     |    2 MIN READ

New media has been released from the SOLA Conference! In addition to our photos, video interviews have been posted on Facebook. You can also read the transcripts as articles on the website.

My feature recommendation this week are the April 2019 Columns from Tabletalk Magazine. This resource from Ligonier Ministries contains twelve new articles on the topic of “Christ and Him Crucified.”

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1. Susan Narjala: Moms, You Are Not Enough

Susan Narjala writes for Desiring God and reminds mothers to rejoice in weakness and rely on God.

2. Russell Moore: Does Theology Cause Sexual Abuse?

“I’ve heard people in my tradition argue for years that the Catholic sex abuse crisis is due to clerical celibacy or to the hierarchy of that church. I’ve heard others say that the crisis in the Southern Baptist context is due to the lack of hierarchy. Bishops are the problem, or lack of bishops are the problem—which is it?”

3. Vera Christian: The Essential Core: Disciplining Your Mind for an Intentional Life

Writing on her personal blog, SOLA contributor Vera Christian exhorts us to discipline our minds by daily reading Scripture.

4. Marshall Segal: The Wild and Precious Gift of Poetry: Learning How to Dance with God

Marshall Segal, writer and managing editor at Desiring God, points us to the poetry in God’s Word.

5. Katie McCoy: Trusting God In Your Waiting Season

For The Church shares this article from Katie McCoy, the Assistant Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies and Editor of Biblical Woman at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


1. The Crossway Podcast

Crossway book publishing launched The Crossway Podcast, a show featuring different authors each week for thoughtful interviews about the Bible, theology, church history, and the Christian life. Their first three episodes include The Danger of Burnout and How to Avoid It (David Murray), How to Study the Bible (Jen Wilkin), and Why Every Christian Should Care about Adoption (Russell Moore).

2. Matt Redman: I Will Offer Up My Life

We will be singing this classic song at my home church, FCBC Walnut, on Sunday.

3. New Bible Redesigned for Millennials With Co-Founders of ‘Alabaster’ Bryan Chung and Brian Chung

The USC grads were guests on the KTLA 5 morning news for a 5-minute video interview.

4. Kevin DeYoung: The Beauty of Biblically Broad Complementarianism

In this 40-minute video, Kevin DeYoung speaks at TGC19 on the topic of biblically broad complementarianism.


1. P. J. Tibayan: Should I Leave My Church?

“When friends tell you they are thinking of leaving your church, humbly and calmly engage them in a way that serves them as they serve our Lord. Help them think by asking questions and giving them space to think through their answers.”

2. Brett McCracken: How Can the Church and Artists Work Together?

“Orson Welles said, ‘The enemy of the art is the absence of limitation.’ So you actually thrive as an artist when you have limitations. The church offers a place where you can be grounded and focused with moral limitations and thematic limitations . . . Artists have a pulse on the culture, and they sense the questions and the things that are in the ether in the culture. They can translate that to the church in a really productive way.”

3. Tony Thomas: Two Conversations on Ethnicity in the Local Church

“How about a topic inside the church? “Ethnic-specific” versus “Multi-ethnic.” Is it possible to see both sides? Can we have a nuanced discussion? I’ve personally found discussions around this issue to be quite polarized with a lot of misunderstanding all around.”

4. Bryan Loritts: How Can the Church Be An Unstoppable Power for the Gospel?

“Love is one of the key things, but love is not tolerance. Tolerance is such a low ethic. It’s this spineless, standardless thing. Love is much different. Love flies at a much higher altitude.”

5. Daniel K. Eng: Church Hospitality 101: Creating A Churchwide Culture

"Company's coming! Let's get ready!" . . . What will it take to be a family where people can feel at home to worship God and connect with others?

6. Thank God It’s Friday: Weekend Roundup

In case you missed it, here is our roundup from last week. ‘As Long as the Baby’s Healthy’… But What if He’s Not?, TTYL Instagram, When parenting becomes a religion, college admissions officers become high priests, Delighting in Authority: How to Create a Culture of Happy Complementarians, and Chinese Art’s Final Frontier Might Be New York.

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.