five on Friday

“‎Those who aren’t following Jesus aren’t his followers. It’s that simple. Followers follow, and those who don’t follow aren’t followers. To follow Jesus means to follow Jesus into a society where justice rules, where love shapes everything. To follow Jesus means to take up his dream and work for it.” Scot McKnight

1 Charlie Mackesy’s beautiful invitation to look a little closer. 
2 The possible regret of our cultural intolerance, detailed here.
3 ” It’s a sad fact that many people will never appear in church because they feel judged by those of us who call ourselves Christians. Meanwhile, Christ’s arms remain open to all.” Repentance and grace explored. 
4 Martha Beck’s brilliant un-learnings, outlined here.
5 Approval, boasting, discontentment, protection or kind? Five helpful filters before engaging with social media.

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