The Sunday Reader: Vol. 2 | #20

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Praying for the Dead

Protestant Christians are losing sight of the Reformation as reflected in a growing trend on social media, to offer prayers for the recently deceased. This article explains the issue and offers a corrective.

The Peculiar Blindness of Experts

This article from the Atlantic is not specifically Christian, but gets at an important piece fo wisdom. More information doesn’t itself guarantee more understanding. Even so, believers do well to have a broad general knowledge of their faith against which they can “test all spirits,” and not just specialize in one area of doctrine.

Reprobation by Jerome Zanchius

Here’s a mid-length treatise on a challenging subject by a classic Reformed theologian.

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.