The Sunday Reader: Vol. 1 | #37

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Free Audio Book: Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

Christian Audio’s free book of the month is Foxe’s Book of Martyrs read by Nadia May. There’s a selection of other classics for sale, including Nadia May’s wonderful reading of The Pilgrim’s Progress.

How to Leave a Church

Too often, when people leave a church they either go out with a bang or vanish without explanation like ghosts. Neither is good for the Body. This post is good for all of us to read in case the day comes.

The Very Heart of the Reformation

R.C. Sproul gets at a fundamental difference in Protestant and Roman beliefs about our justification before God: “The Roman Catholic view is known as analytical justification. This means that God will declare a person just only when, under His perfect analysis, He finds that he is just, that righteousness is inherent in him. The person cannot have that righteousness without faith, without grace, and without the assistance of Christ. Nevertheless, in the final analysis, true righteousness must be present in the soul of a person before God will ever declare him just.”

Does Pornography Use Ever Justify Church Discipline?

Brad Wheeler of 9Marks offers a nuanced answer to this increasingly common problem. His list of questions to discern repentance is helpful.

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.