Christ taught his disciples to “go” into the world. This article leads you to ask whether churches are becoming overly dependent on passive, impersonal, or shallow methods of attracting outsiders to worship. In effect, saying, “come to us.”
This scholarly article sheds historical light on James' call to practice “true religion.” It will give you a better sense of the challenged which early Christians confronted with costly compassion.
Over at Ligonier, Donald Whitney meditates on the benefits of setting aside time to be alone with the Lord.
The short answer is that it's not black and white. But Clint Archer ventures to offer a longer response.
ABOUT — The Sunday Reader shares articles we've found particularly insightful, thought-provoking, or edifying this week. While not always representing the views of our Pastors and Elders, these selections offer a mix of viewpoints to broaden and frame your understanding of God, Scripture, ourselves, and the world we serve in Christ's name.