Weekly Wraps (September 26-October 9)

There’s no Weekly Wraps last week, since I was brought to the hospital for a suspected Dengue fever (and it was). This Wrap are the links I visited the past two weeks. Russell Moore and Joni Eareckson Tada on Pat Robertson’s statement on divorce and Alzheimer’s, Ed Stetzer on leaving the local church, Albert Mohler on Dutch Christianity, and et cetera.

1. Christ, the Church, and Pat Robertson (Russell Moore) – Moore blogs on Pat Robertson’s statement on divorcing a wife with Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Divorce and Alzheimer’s (Joni Eareckson Tada) – Tada comments on Robertson’s statement.

3. Should “Broader Interests” Preclude Pastoring? (Ed Stetzer) – Stetzer blogs on pastors who leave the local church and “pursue” another calling. This blog is enlightening, since I’m confused about the trend, especially that Francis Chan, a pastor that I admire, left Cornerstone.

4. A Laboratory for Christianity’s Destruction (Albert Mohler) – Mohler blogs on a Dutch situation. I can’t believe that there are atheist/agnostic pastors existing!

5. How to Glorify God at Work (John Piper) – Piper blogs on how young workers can glorify God at work. Helpful!

6. Why Are You Thrilled to Be Loved by Jesus? (John Piper) – Piper blogs on being loved by God. He writes: “It seems to me that too many songs and sermons leave us with the wrong answer. They leave the impression that the heights of our joy would be in the recurrent feeling of being loved. “He loves me!” “He loves me!” This is joy indeed. But not the heights and not the focus.”

7. Giving Thanks for Victor Manuel Watters (Brian Eaton) – Eaton blogs on a boy named Victor Watters, who recently passed away because of cancer. The boy’s story is powerfully moving! May the Lord raise more boys like him.

8. Serve In the Shadow God Places You (Jon Bloom) – Bloom blogs on Andrew, Peter’s brother. Andrew served in the shadow of Peter, because he had a mentor who served in the shadow of Jesus—John the Baptist. It’s not about one’s prominence. It’s about Jesus’ prominence. Interesting!

9. Servant Leadership: The Cliché Versus the Reality (Robert Sloan Jr.) – Sloan preaches on leadership and 2 Corinthians 6:1-10. He wisely says: “You want to be a leader? Don’t think about being a leader. Think about doing the will of God” (30:30).

10. The Global God Who Gives the Great Commission (Louie Giglio) – Giglio speaks for 2011 Desiring God National Conference. He does a good job in helping people see how glorious God is. It feels like Indescribable in a Desiring God conference. Wonderful message!

11. Every Life Has a Story – A simple yet powerful video from Chick-fil-A.

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About Enzo Cortes

Enzo Cortes is the Youth Coordinator of Jzone Makati, the youth ministry of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati. He also speaks for various youth and young adult groups, including CCF Makati's young singles ministry, Friday Night Light. He loves to write, read books and blogs, drink coffee, and watch MMA fights.

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