The Sunday Reader

This week's insightful and interesting links.

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Why Our Expectations for Teens in the Church Are Way Too Low (video/article)

Cameron Cole argues that kids should be given meaningful roles for contributing within the Body.

The Canons of Dort (Article)

R. Scott Clark, a URC pastor and professor at WSCAL, gives some background on the history and significance of the Synod of Dort.

The New Normal in Church Security (Article)

Without stating his own view, Tom Rainer describes the lay of the land with respect to how churches have responded to recent violence.

What Is Life (video)

The idea that reality as we know it is a "computer simulation" used to be relegated to science fiction. As this video shows, you can now find physicists, engineers, and other intellectuals placing faith in this far-fetched flight from accountability. After all, even if this is a virtual world (and it isn't) that only pushes back the question, Who created the real world running the simulation? “The fool says in his heart, ‘there is no God.’” Disclaimer: contains a mild expletive.

 

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.