Here are some interesting links I found around the interwebs this week.  Enjoy!

Can Christians and the LGBTQ Community be Friends?

I was talking with a non-Christian guy recently who was reeling from a relational disconnect he had with his Christian brother over differing opinions on this issue and he was grieving the loss of connection between them.  Even though he respects his brother and his faith, his posture was so black and white it did irreparable harm to their relationship.  I wish I had read this article before we talked because I would have just sent him the link.

Don’t say God is silent when your Bible is closed.

The title of this article says it all but you should still read the article.

The Things We Carry to Church

A Rivite sent me this article this week and it was just what I needed to hear, both as a Christian and as a pastor.

Tom Izzo’s words about college athletes are true about a lot of people

Coach Izzo does a great job diagnosing a problem that is affecting churches, colleges, business, and families.  Spoiler alert: it’s not college athletes’ fault.

Itching Ears

Riv’s Creative Director wrote a thoughtful piece about how to communicate about emotionally charged cultural issues when the world around us moves at the speed of Social Media.  I am so thankful we have people thinking deeply about these things on staff.


Photo Credit: Sandis Helvigs