In this edition of Exploring Hope, Keith Whitfield talks with Sam Williams about how the church can love and support the mentally ill within and without its membership. How can your church, how can you help? What does God say about mental illness?
1) Derwin Gray, Pastor of Transformation Church, recently wrote about Ferguson, the Cross, and reconciliation. Well worth the read.
2) In light of the NY grand jury decision not to indict an officer who killed an unarmed Eric Garner, Russell Moore talked about the case for justice at stake and the church’s role.
3) Is the young, restless, and reformed “movement” a failed one? This week, D. A. Carson wrote about “The Underbelly of Revival: Five Reflections on Failure Among the Young, Restless, and Reformed.” Wise and balanced analysis here.
4) Matt Capps, Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship Church in Mt. Juliet and Nashville, TN, writes about the missional church at Pastors Today. Is your church missional?