The Sunday Reader: Vol. 2 | #13

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The Biblical Doctrine of the Wrath of God (.pdf)

Here’s an essay by R. V. G. Tasker on a topic often mentioned but rarely elaborated upon. Understanding God’s holy anger is crucial to an overall picture of his nature, work, and plan in Christ.

Four Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers

I wish none of this had to be said, and perhaps you have already hear it—but I can confirm all of it. “If the cream of the teenage moral crop is susceptible to it, then everyone is… I cannot emphasize enough how insidious SnapChat is and how important it is to eliminate your child’s access to it.” On that note, here’s a good deal on a well-regarded book related to this issue.

Is the Nicene Faith the Basis for Ecumenism?

As important as the Nicene creed is to Reformed Christians, as to other branches of the faith, an Italian Evangelical pastor, Leonardo De Chirico, cautions us not to be naive about the extent of unity offered by so-called “mere Christianity.”


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.