The Daily Discovery (April 12, 2016)

Landon ChapmanThe Daily Discovery0 Comments

ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Why Is God Punishing Me? – “‘I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve this’. Ever heard those words? Ever said them? You go through a season of intense suffering and you assume that God must be disciplining you. You’ve really got no idea what He is punishing you for, but you know it must be something. As you search through your life and nothing comes to mind you start to get a bit angry with God for punishing you without reason. Allow me to shift gears for a moment and talk about parenting. What kind of parent would I be if I spanked my children (or disciplined in … Read More

An Open Letter to Andy Stanley

Tom BuckChristianity28 Comments

(After prayer and reflection, this open letter is to Andy Stanley regarding his recent sermon and subsequent Twitter apology.) UPDATE 03/05/2016: I want to publicly thank Andy Stanley for editing the sermon to remove the remarks he made about small churches. It is still my prayer that he will be willing to make a more public statement to let pastors of small churches know that he loves and supports them. But this is a wonderful thing Andy did and shows his true humility. I have found Andy to be more than willing to interact with those who disagree with him. I am so thankful for that. UPDATE 03/08/2016: Andy Stanley has expanded on his comments and initial apology here: Andy Stanley Explains … Read More