The Sunday Reader: Vol. 1 | #35

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What does it mean that “God is the head of Christ”?

A thoughtful exegetical examination of this perhaps puzzling phrase in 1 Cor 11.

Why we need “blue laws,” the religious tradition that sanctifies life outside of work

This piece is especially interesting as it comes from a highly liberal publication. Whether or not you agree with the author on the need for blue laws, the point is that even unbelievers are beginning to rethink (and recognize) the wisdom of remembering the sabbath.

Elders are to Be Hospitable, Not Just Their Wives

If you have ever aspired to the office, here’s something to consider.

A Holy Crime: The Night Missionaries Smuggled One Million Bibles into China

Here’s a fascinating story of the lengths Christians have gone to share the written Word.

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.