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Welcome to The Friday Five! The weekly spot where I share five resources to help you in your walk with the Lord.
1. Book: Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke
An incredible book that attempts to answer the question, "How can Christians thrive in this spectacle-saturated digital age?” I wrote a full review of the book here.
2. Podcast: Why You Probably Need A Digital Detox
To go along with the book recommendation above, this is an episode from the Crossway podcast where they interview Tony Reinke, the author of Competing Spectacles.
3. Article: What I Pack In My Spiritual First Aid Kit by Tim Challies
In this article, Tim Challies explains what he carries around in his "spiritual first aid kit." He says, "As I journey round the world, I know I need to carry a medical first aid kit with me. As I journey through this life, I know I need the spiritual equivalent. It has served me well and, I trust, will continue to as I plod on in this great pilgrimage."
4. Article: Dear Church Member, Your Shepherd Is Also a Sheep by Sean DeMars
Sometimes church members forget that pastors are still growing, learning, and struggling with sin. And sometimes pastors forget that it's okay to admit this. In this article, DeMars has a word for both groups reminding them of this truth, "Your pastor is a shepherd, but he's still a sheep."
5. Article: How to Pray When You're Fighting with Your Spouse by Paul David Tripp
This is a great article about the power of prayer in marriage. The author argues, "Prayer is a necessary ingredient of a healthy marriage. On our knees is the best posture for our marriage."
That's a wrap, enjoy your weekend!