The Sunday Reader: Vol. 1 | #39

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Free Book: The Story of Redemption

This month, Crossway is giving away digital copies of an overview of the whole Bible. Basically, each book of Scripture receives a 1-2 page summary connecting it with the Gospel and other major themes.

Cultural winsomeness will not be enough for Christians

“No amount of cultural sophistication or intelligence will absolve the Christian from being seen as a backward-thinking bigot.” An important reality check, especially for our younger members.

What Are the “High Places” in the Old Testament, and How Does That Apply to Us Today?

Randy Alcorn provides some biblical background and explanation for this recurring phrase.

The Tree of Life

So what’s the deal with the tree of life in Genesis? Patrick Fairbairn, an esteemed Scottish minister and theologian, provides his take.

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.