Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday Good Reads

A study of mainline churches was undertaken in Canada to determine what made some churches grow in membership while so many more have been declining. Thomas Kidd at The Gospel Coalition has the story, and the answers may be surprising.

Perhaps it’s the election, perhaps it’s just coincidence, but some really good poetry is being written right now. I’ve included four below – but there are so many more.

Louise Gallagher remembers her mother, Jerry Barrett thinks the skylight is falling, Eric Geiger on why routines are so vital for leaders and creators, and more.


Seeing Seamlessly – Dr. Steven Garber and The Spiritual Gift of Creating Beauty – Beccas Hermes -- both at The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, & Culture.

12 Brilliant New Study Bibles Coming OutThis Year – Stephen Altrogge at The Blazing Center.

Are We Playing Church? – Becky Hastings at Altarwork.

The Skylight is Falling, the Skylight is Falling – Jerry Barrett at Gerald the Writer.

Hillsong & God - Cameron Buhttel and Jeremiah Johnson at Grace to You.


On My Late Grandmother Still Receiving Mail – J.P. Celia at First Things.

Witness removed – Barbara Mackenzie at Signed…BKM.

Lovesong – Aaron Belz.

Key to the Kingdom – Ted Mathys via Academy of American Poets.

Advent Haiku and A Psalm for POTUS – Tim Good at Pics, Poems, and Ponderings.

Life and Culture

The memory of my mother – Louise Gallagher at Dare boldly.


One by One – Music by Paul Cardall, Words by David Bednar

Painting: Interior with Artist’s Daughter, oil on canvas (1935-36) by Vanessa Bell.


Louise Gallagher said...

Thank you so much Hlynn for including me and my mother today! Hugs.

Jody Lee Collins said...

I'm keeping my ears open for a good study to do with our women's groups this coming year, so I clicked on your Bible Study link. Very funny. (but hey, it worked, eh?)