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W4YW-5

Your weekly installment of what we’ve been reading (and watching) around the web.

Articles of the Week

The Complementarian Woman: Permitted or Pursued? Jen Wilkin. The complementarian position states that men and women, created differently by God, are designed to fulfill unique roles within the family and the church. Unfortunately, though, in our well-meaning desire to keep this truth alive, we sometimes emphasize the negative so much that we fail to highlight the positive. Our churches must grow in how they talk about women exercising their gifts: a robust complementarianism doesn’t merely permit women to serve; it actively pursues those opportunities.

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W4YW-5

Your weekly installment of what we’ve been reading (and watching) around the web.

Book Review of the Week

A New Poverty, by Rod Liddle. (A review of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance) As a general rule, I (Chris) try to avoid the “it” thing, whether it’s a popular piece of technology, a hot new store, or a widely acclaimed book. So I was reluctant to pick up J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy. I did pick it up, however, and Vance grabbed me by the collar in the first few paragraphs. So I join the chorus of many, without shame, declaring this the best book I’ve encountered in 2016. Liddle’s review does more than simply praise Vance (which would be my inclination), and points at the deeper ideological issues that Vance so colorfully unfolds. Read this review. Better yet, read Vance.

Video of the Week

Can a Christian Love Jesus but Not the Church? Trip Lee. The answer to this question may seem rather obvious, but I (Chris) love how Trip Lee approaches it. This is an encouraging example for those of us who want to motivate people to engage in the church, even if they bring a lot of baggage to the conversation.

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Your weekly installment of what we’ve been reading (and watching) around the web.

Video of the Week

Pastor, What Do You Fear Most in Your Ministry? Danny Akin, Bill Kynes, Miguel Nunez. This is an enlightening conversation between three men who have been in the ministry for years. Most pastors can relate to the fears these three mention here. And many non-pastors may be surprised at what pastors fear most.

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