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Weekly Picks

Proving once again that everything, including the internet, belongs to Jesus.

The Freedom of the Regulative Principle--The regulative principle (that we do in worship only what God warrants, to the exclusion of everything else) has a PR problem. Maybe it's in the name. Whatever the reason is, Kevin DeYoung's article on the blessings of worship directed by God is spot on--read and take heart!

Sophie Blackall interview--I thoroughly enjoyed this short, quiet, lovely piece on New York artist Sophie Blackall's project for the NYC subway. More of her work can be seen at her etsy store and on her blog of drawing her father's stories. Certain to inspire the artists and doodlers alike.

I hope you're reading David Murray's blog regularly. It continues to be a source of encouragement. This post about Martin, the baby of Steven and Jamie Lee (founder of sermonaudio.com), was both moving and instructive: "We often feel like little Martin, don’t we. There are things in our lives we so want to be rid of and free from." Here is the Lee's wonderful blog.

In all the ruckus about evangelical sex lately, Ed Welch's article "An Intrusion into the Christian Bedroom" strikes a wonderful note of clarity and Biblical wisdom: "So we aim for a sanctified sexual imagination, which means we are not aiming for the sexuality that we see in our culture. Instead, we find pleasure in exclusivity and openness." (warning: obviously, this article isn't for everyone! Don't read if it doesn't apply to you.)

Visual Theology: Tim Challies has been producing an arresting series of infographics that would make great posters for classrooms or church buildings. Check out (1) the order of salvation, (2) the attributes of God and (3) the books of the Bible. On a slightly lighter note, you'd probably enjoy "The Middle-Aged White Guy's Guide to Christian Rap."

Jared Olivetti

Jared Olivetti

I'm a pastor at Immanuel RPC in West Lafayette, Indiana. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, six kids and a loving church family.

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