Thursday Threes: September 1, 2016

Sam Rainer

September 1, 2016


Three notable articles I read this week:

Michael KelleyLord, help me raise children with a backbone. “Their mettle will be tested. Their faith will be challenged. They will be pressured to succumb on any number of fronts. By God’s grace, we will raise them not to shrink back into the shadows, nor to be intentionally argumentative and betray Christian kindness and compassion. That they will stand, and stand firmly.”

Joe Carter9 things you should know about the opioid epidemic. My community is the epicenter of Florida’s heroin problem, and we’re among the worst spots in the nation. Joe gives the facts about a horrific problem my community unfortunately knows too well.

Thabiti AnyabwilePreacher, don’t trust yourself in your preaching. “Brothers, let us trust the word of God and the God of the word, not ourselves.” This post is such a simple and much-needed reminder.


Three people worth following:

Bruce Ashford – Bruce serves as Provost and Professor of Theology and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics. You can follow him at his blog and on Twitter.

J. D. Payne – J. D. serves as pastor of church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. You can connect with him on Twitter and at his website.

Dan Darling – Dan serves as the Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dan is the author of several books. His newest book is The Original Jesus. You can connect with him on Twitter and at his website.


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