The Sunday Reader: Vol. 1 | #34

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Glorifying & Enjoying God Through Reformed Spiritual Disciplines

Tom Schwanda offers biblical and historical insights on how our tradition has exercised itself unto godliness.

Fasting in an Age of Fast Food

While we’re on the subject of spiritual disciplines, Daniel R. Hyde provides a good summary of what biblical fasting is and why Christians—even you—might do so.

The First Two Minutes Matter Most

“Here’s the challenge: Determine right now that when the service ends, you will do your utmost to give the first two minutes to someone you don’t know or to someone you don’t know well. The temptation will be to turn straight to your friends, to immediately catch up with the people you know the best and love the most. There will be time for that.”

John Calvin: Who He Was and Why He Matters

We’re coming up on Reformation Day, so it makes sense to revisit the significance of this seminal figure.

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.