One of my favourite websites is The Gospel Coalition because it provides a variety of intelligent and biblically-grounded teaching which is edifying and encouraging for Christians. My favourite blog which I tend to visit most days is Justin Taylor, who aggregates a variety of interesting and succinct content for Christians to engage with. Kevin deYoung‘s blog posts are usually well worth reading too. I am consistently encouraged by their blog posts because they demonstrate humility, wisdom and love (consistent with the fruits of the spirit) as they seek to teach, encourage and instruct Christians. I strongly recommend bookmarking their pages for moments of casual reading.
There are many Christian resources out there, and I think it is easy to get sucked into stuff that unwittingly changes your focus. Common pitfalls include being diverted too much by church management strategies, pseudo-Biblical lifestyle advice, and other disciplines, programs and theories that are appealing but imbalanced, or so simplified, that they result in our becoming detached from our most vital duties and concerns. We are surrounded by a thousand potential pursuits. Which is the most valuable? Which ones seem harmless but might compromise something more important? We only have so much time in this life, so it’s important for us to learn what is of central importance, and what can easily become nothing more than hollow religious detritus. This is one of the purposes of the bible read-through: to achieve a scriptural sense of what is of first importance, and what is secondary, so that we might order our chaotic lives accordingly.
The Gospel Coalition site hosts Don Carson’s “For The Love Of God” blog, which is linked at the side of this blog, and provides today’s readings and commentary from Carson. Another interesting thing which caught my eye was a resource for those interested in understanding how to preach Christ in the Old Testament. For B2Y’ers, this might be worth a look in order to develop a further grounding in how the bible fits together. D.A. Carson writes an introduction to this resource which highlights many of the main problems Christians encounter when trying to get to grips with the Old Testament .
I could spend a lot of time linking to every article that I find interesting, but I feel that people like Justin Taylor are wiser and better placed to do that kind of thing, for the benefit of the Church. For this reason, I strongly commend TGC as a gospel-centred resource for Christians. You should bookmark it now.