The Sunday Reader: Vol. 2 | #7

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Articles Related to Church Life and Planting

As we discuss the possibility of church planting here are two good articles. The first, “Community is a Costly Business” considers how Christ calls and equips us for the hardships of real community. The second is Mark Dever’s “Original Letter to a Church Plant on ‘The 9 Marks of a Healthy Church’.” Very worthwhile.

Hymnals Still Have a Place in Modern Churches

“Hymnals are decidedly old school, but sometimes the old ways have too many benefits to abandon. For one, hymnals promote good congregational singing….“ HT: Nick V.

The Inspiration of the Bible

This classic by Princeton theologian B. B. Warfield will pair well with the upcoming evening sermon.

Science Is No Enemy of Christianity

As a follow-up to last Sunday’s evening sermon, on God’s self-revelation in creation, here’s a welcome reminder of what should be a no-brainer.

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.