The Sunday Reader: Vol. 2 | #8

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Did Spiritual Gifts Like Tongues Cease? (text/audio)

Pastor Spotts describes the Reformed consensus and biblical reasons for holding it.

Making Bricks For Evangelical Pharaohs

“There’s a relentless push for progress that we are being swept up in, and in an era of what I call “Big Eva” – the large evangelical ministry juggernaut replete with conferences after conference, ministry tool after ministry tool, leadership summit after leadership summit, technique after technique, there seems very little commitment to true rest. Apex leaders atop ministry pyramids are pushing God’s people with a sanctified version of brick making that has no end in sight. And what does that look like? It looks like no rest.”

Famous Christian Quotes… That Aren’t Real

From C. S. Lewis to Francis of Assisi, I must admit that I’ve been had. Don’t believe everything you find on the Internet, folks!

The Best Book of the Bible for New Believers

If you’re exploring Christianity or discipling a new believer, here’s a case for beginning with Mark’s Gospel.

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.