Article Roundup: 2018.12.03
In this week’s roundup, On the Death of John Allen Chau, Slain in the Shadow of the Almighty, and Top 10 Articles from 2018 (TMS).
As a reminder, all of the articles I’ve saved over the past 4 years are available in my Evernote collection here.
On the Death of John Allen Chau | Tim Challies
“Whatever else is true of Chau, it’s clear that he was zealous. He believed strongly in our God-given mission to take the gospel into all the world and believed he was particularly called to take it to these unreached people. He acknowledged the possibility that the mission could cost his life, but even then he was willing to go. His zeal is admirable, especially when so many of us struggle with apathy. I think the Babylon Bee nicely caught this in their headline, “Man Who Has Never Shared Jesus With Anyone Criticizes Slain Missionary’s Lack Of Wisdom.” “
Slain in the Shadow of the Almighty | John Piper | Desiring God
“This is where Jim Elliot was slain — in the shadow of the Almighty. Elisabeth had not forgotten the heartbreaking facts when she chose that title two years after her husband’s death. When he was killed, they had been married three years and had a ten-month-old daughter.
The title was not a slip — not any more than the death of the five missionaries was a slip. But the world saw it differently. Around the world, the death of these young men was called a tragic nightmare. Elisabeth believed the world was missing something. She wrote, “The world did not recognize the truth of the second clause in Jim Elliot’s credo: ‘He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.’”
She called her book Shadow of the Almighty because she was utterly convinced that the refuge of the people of God is not a refuge from suffering and death, but a refuge from final and ultimate defeat. “Whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it” (Luke 9:24) — because the Lord is God Almighty.”
Top 10 Articles of 2018 | The Master’s Seminary
Keith: Most websites do a countdown of all their articles at the end of the year. TMS gets the award for being first — on December 2018!