The Sunday Reader #3

This week's insightful and interesting links.

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When Churches Have Bad Reviews

Rev. Spotts provides counsel for how to evaluate churches online and what to make of bad reviews. 

Bearing the Burdens of the Broken

J. D. Greear challenges assumptions about what it means to bear others' burdens and the extent of our duty. Especially useful to church officers.

Ten Critical Trends for Churches in 2018

Tom Rainer serves up an insightful forecast of the forces shaping American Christianity. 

Prayer for the New Year

Wunder-Blogger Tim Challies provides an excellent prayer to use in your own devotions.

Flocking Patterns (video below)

A neat visual of the way sheep move and why they need good shepherds.



Rev. Michael Spotts

Pastor Michael has been involved in ministry for over ten years. Before his ordination at Phoenix URC, he participated in foreign missions (Australia, Russia). He holds an Assoc. in Biblical Studies (2004) and an M.Div (WSCAL, 2016). 

Prior to ministry, he owned a commercial photography business for ten years. He still enjoys shooting landscape photos.