The Practitioner

A blog devoted to developing and encouraging Practitioners of Faith

Links are a mixture of things to Read, Listen to and Watch to curate conversation and better thought

Week of 4/22

David Mathis | God wants to win you from within

John Horgan | Is Science Hitting a Wall

John Starke | How to Preach to the Secular Age

T.D. Alexander | How to be Heavenly Minded so You’re Earthly Good

Gene Veith | How Social Media is Designed Around Sin

Tim Keller | The Difficulty of Community

Week of 4/15

John Piper | He preached a Big God with a Broken Heart — Charles Spurgeon

Jerry Root | C.S. Lewis, Evangelism, and Cultural Engagement

Miracles – A Preliminary Study by C.S. Lewis Doodle

Rosaria Butterfield | 10 Things you should know about Christian Hospitality

Paul David Tripp | Walk a Life Unnoticed

Constantine Campbell | Five Pieces of Advice for Young Men

Week of 4/8

Paul Tripp | My Confession Toward a More Balanced Gospel

Jeremy Bouma | 10 Reasons Why People Reject the Gospel

John Piper | How Do We Avoid Over-Thinking (Or Under-Thinking) the Christian Life?

Jon Bloom | Passive Christianity is Dead Christianity

Rick Richardson | The Divorce and Remarriage of Evangelism and Discipleship

Week of 3/25

Matt Chandler | Four effective ways to share the Gospel

John Dickerson | The Revolutionary Truth of Holy Week

Kristen Wetherell | The Holy Spirit is not Pixie Dust

Week of 3/18

Steven Lee | Guilt Evangelism

Jesse Carey | Science and Faith Shouldn’t be at Odds

Preston Sprinkle | The Sexuality of Singleness

A.J. Swoboda | Keeping the Sabbath Saved my Marriage, My Ministry, and Probably My Life

Alexander Chow | China’s “Bible Women”

Week of 3/4

Daniel Block and Richard Schultz | How Evangelical Bible Scholars Treat Scripture

Matthew Tuininga | Calvin’s Theology of Social Justice (Let the Church be the Church!)

Tim Mascara | Maintaining Stability in a Culture of Transcience

Larry Burtoft | Willard – Spiritual Formation and the Warfare Between Flesh and the Human Spirit

Week of 2/25

John Piper | “God Did the Work, Period” A tribute to Billy Graham

Marshall Segal | Killing Sin Does Not Make You New

Esau McCaulley | What Black Panther Means for Christians

Matt Tyler | Evangelism is Not a Sales Pitch

Kathie Lee Gifford reacts to the death of Billy Graham

Week of 2/18

Jerry Root | When Evangelism Really Isn’t That Hard

Greg Morse | The Darker Side of Small Groups

Zach Nielsen | Hi, I’m a Christian

C. Christopher Smith | Why Christians Should Read More

Brandon Peach | It is Time for More Christians to Address Gun Violence

Week of 2/11

Russell Moore | When Someone You Admire Does Something Disgusting

Matt Smethurst | 20 Quotes from a Mission’s Book that Every Pastor Should Read

Adam Graber | C.S. Lewis on Tech Addiction

Trevin Wax | The Missing Strand in Much of Our Discipleship

Week of 2/4

Justin Taylor | The Incredible Testimony as a Former Gymnast Confronts Her Sexual Abuser in Court

John Bloom | The Best Leaders are Often the Least Noticed

Kimberly Pelletier | Evangelism Meet Soul Care

Joe Carter | “Groundhog Day” Shows We are Stuck with Virtue

Week of 1/28

Becca Vandekemp | What We Get Wrong About “Giving Our Testimony”

Carolyn Mahaney | The Cure for Most of Your Unhappiness

Russell  Moore | Have Bible Quoters Replaced Bible Readers?

Glen Stanton | New Harvard Research Says U.S. Christianity Is Not Shrinking, But Growing Stronger

Week of 1/21

The Bible Project | The Gospel of the Kingdom

Tim Keller | The Meaning of the Gospel

David Nicholas, Ed Stetzer | What is the Gospel?

Rob Nicholes | Gospel Proclamation Handout

Week of 1/14

Daniel Hess | Understanding God’s Plan for You

Karl Vaters | Stop Helping Me Fulfill My Potential

Week of 11/22

Francis Chan | God is Better 

Oswald Chambers | Where the Battle is Won or Lost

Alister McGrath | When Doubt Becomes Unbelief

Week of 11/7

Rob Nicholes | Into the Woods

Week of 10/28

Rob Nicholes | Running to the Legs of God

Week of 10/21

John Piper | Psalm 37:4 – Joy is Obedience

Dane Ortland | The Message of the Psalms

Week of 10/14

N.T. Wright | What the Church has Missed in the Crucifixion of Jesus

R.C. Sproul | How Should Christians Handle Besetting Sins?

The Power of Forgiveness

Desiring God | How to Train Your Dragons: Killing Your Pet Sins Before they Kill You

Week of 10/7

David Platt | Why People Don’t Make Disciples 

Charles Spurgeon | Sermon Excerpt, “The Law and Grace”

The Village Church | Why Doesn’t God Just Change Me?

C.S. Lewis | The Weight of Glory

Week of 10/1

The Bible Project | The Story of the Bible

George Mueller |Food for the Inner Man

The Gospel Coalition | Why is the Law Sweet Like Honey?

The Village Church | Psalm 119

Paul Washer | How Much do You Study Your Bible?

Week of 9/24

Shai Linne | The Essence of True Christianity

Jim Erwin | The Kind of Christian God Wants me to be

The Bible Project | Holiness

Week of 9/17

Dallas Willard | excerpt on Being Lost

Trip Lee | Reverence over foolishness

Week of 8/30

Jon Tyson | Your Church is only as Good as its Disciples

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