/ Jared Olivetti

Good Reading

After our President's public affirmation of homosexual marriage and our recent posts about the general subject, here's a helpful reminder from Kevin DeYoung about why Christian should continue to oppose gay marriage. Also, it may be helpful to read Andrew Sullivan's post of support for the President's announcement, if only to hear the hearts and feelings of those on the other side of this debate.

David Murray has been doing a lot of thinking and writing about the importance of our bodies (a good reminder that gnosticism is still stupid). Professor, if you're reading this, be assured that I'm paying attention and wrestling with what you're thinking. And I've been trying to walk the dog more. In no particular order, here are some of those posts:

-6 Ways to Avoid Burnout--an infographic
-Learning from the Wrecker's Yard (...down here in Indiana we call it a junkyard)--a video of the author's concerns, especially about those in ministry
-A Massage or a Message?--a response to this post from Scott Thomas, who may be over-prescribing spiritual solutions to physical problems

"Returning to church, despite my doubts" by Andrew Palpant Dilley--articles like this short memoir can be helpful to those who love the church, love people and can't always grasp why the two don't get along. Although there are several things in the article I disagree with, I'm still thankful to read it, thankful she is back in the church, and thankful to be slightly more understanding of those wrestling with God.

The realities of sermon prep: This was humble and mostly true. This was just hilarious.

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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