Our weekly round-up of helpful, encouraging, or otherwise interesting links.
The death of Osama bin Laden – The big news this week is that, after 10 years, Osama bin Laden was found and killed by the US military. How should Christians respond to the death of bin Laden? Rejoice over justice being done, or mourn the fact that he is in hell? Several thinkers have posted articles helping us think through the issues: Denny Burk, Don Carson, Christopher Morgan, and Kevin DeYoung.
9 Marks eJournal: Church Membership – The latest 9 Marks eJournal is out. I heartily recommend not only the 9 Mark eJournal but all of 9 Marks’ ministry. This month’s eJournal includes resources such as “Is Church Membership Biblical?” “Twelve Reasons Why Membership Matters,” several book reviews, and more helpful articles. Check it out.
Growing persecution in China – For a while, the news out of China was good, but it seems that the Chinese government is reverting back to its pre-Olympics stance toward Christians and churches in China. Our brothers and sisters need our prayers.
Christ is praying for His people – Justin Taylor highlights two quotes that remind us of the importance of Christ’s intercessory work on behalf of His people.
On forgiveness – Sam Storms gives us five myths and five truths about forgiveness.