The Sunday Reader: Vol. 1 | #42

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How the Gospel Is Shining in Sun-Drenched Phoenix

The Gospel Coalition recently interviewed several pastors on what it’s like for them to serve in the Valley.

Should Christians Abandon Christmas?

Sinclair Ferguson provides what I consider a clear, concise, and cogent argument for why Christians are not only free to celebrate Advent, but should be encouraged to.

Becoming Better Readers (Text / Video)

Enough cannot be said for the importance of developing this skill for godliness. And every tip helps.

Seven Lessons for Evangelical Scholars in the Secular Academy

In terms of scholarship, Thomas Oden went the course of salmon, driving upstream against theological liberalism to historical Christianity. So, what can we learn from his longtime interaction with the academy?

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.