The Sunday Reader: Vol. 1 | #32

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On Giving Criticism as a Christian

Eventually, you’ll have to. So here are 8 brief tips to consider before sharpening the ol’ iron.

A Society Without the Psalms

Worth reading. “The Scriptures and specifically the Psalms provide a powerful apologetic for the veracity and necessity of Christian faith. So often our apologetics are propositional, intellectual, and reactive to the currents and trends which besiege the mind of our peers. But what of an apologetic which springs from the aesthetic, the paraenetic, the authoritative reality of what the Psalms say? What of an apologetic which sees that fallen image bearers of God are hungry for the beauty and the clarity which the Psalms embody?“

Parenting Daughters toward Godliness, Not Marriage

Rachel Starke describes her challenges and lessons learned in bringing up a daughter unto the Lord, who may or may not marry in this life. “I won’t promise her a marriage outside of the one John writes about in Revelation.”

The Unattainable Perfectionism of Millenials

As one born in 1984, on the cusp of the cultural trend we call Millennialism, I can relate to some of what is said here. Certainly, there is a great need to apply the depth and grace of Christianity to this demographic.

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.

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.