29 Mar Worth a Look: World Vision Listens, Hollywood Takes on Noah, and Faith Becomes Sight
A collection of articles from around the web that caught our attention this week. We think they’re worth a look.
World Vision USA Reverses Its Decision: The Letter and Some Reactions, Justin Taylor – Earlier this week, World Vision USA changed its employment policy, in order to allow employment of practicing homosexuals. Many evangelical leaders publicly denounced this shift from a Bible-centered code of ethics, and World Vision later reversed its decision. Justin Taylor collected some reactions from around the blogosphere and Twitterverse.
Navigating A Flood Of Faith-Based Entertainment, Jared Musgrove – With this weekend’s release of Noah, the Bible has once again been brought to the forefront of popular culture. This article from the Village Church helps Christians think through how we should we react and how we can use opportunities like this to share the Gospel.
Noah Was Not A Righteous Man, Mark Driscoll – What do the Scriptures mean when they describe Noah as “righteous” and “blameless”? Mark Driscoll makes the case that Noah was not, in fact, righteous of his own accord, but rather was a sinner who received the grace of God.
Is Church Membership Really Required?, Ricky Jones – Does the Bible command Christians to be members of a local church, and what benefit does that have? Is it even possible to be a Christian without being engaged in the body of Christ? Ricky Jones helpfully looks at these questions in this Gospel Coalition article.
When Faith Becomes Sight, Danny Franks – Seventeen year old Summit student Noah Spivey lost a fight with cancer last weekend. Through his suffering, Noah never lost his love for Jesus and the Gospel. Summit pastor Danny Franks takes a look at Noah’s life, his faith in the midst of suffering, and the reality that Noah’s faith has now become sight.