Old Links That Still Make Me Think

The internet is a fast place. New content is posted every day, every hour, every minute—if you refresh your news and social media feeds right now, you’ll get loads of new posts to scroll through. When you’re done with those, you can refresh again. And again. In the online world, new content is constant, but it doesn’t stay new for long. A day or two later, it’s already old. It’s already been said. Attention has already shifted to today’s fresh, new posts. 

But the best thing about good content is not how fresh it is. The best thing about good content is… the content. And if the content really is good and helpful and thought-provoking, then it’s still good even after a couple of days, or months, or even years. Truth is still true, long after the wave of internet interest has passed. So with all of this in mind, today I’d like to share a few old links with you—old by internet standards, anyway. But the ideas I read in these articles are still sticking in my brain, still making me think. They were posted months or even years ago, but the content is still good, and it’s still helping me. I hope it will help you and make you think, as well. 

What If The Worst Happens? – Vaneetha Rendall Risner

This article encourages us to make a liberating change in our thinking from “what if” to “even if”—based on the solid ground of God’s character and promises. 

Having Kids Is Bad For Quality Of Life – Ian Harber

I know, I know, the title sounds backwards. But give it a chance—this article is a short but excellent discussion on pleasure and meaning in life. 

The Saviour’s Jerusalem Playlist – Mark Loughridge

Mark is a friend of mine, and he introduced me to this idea in a conversation at a conference. Later I saw that he had written about it, so now you can benefit from his thoughts like I have. Fair warning: this article could permanently change the way you read the Psalms. 

The Village Poet – Laura Lundgren

This is an article is about blogging, online platforms, and how we view our presence on the internet. It has helped me greatly. It’s specifically about writing, but you don’t have to be a writer to benefit from Laura’s perspective. How are you using your abilities for your “village”?

Are there old links that still make you think? Share them in the comments section, I’d love to see them!

7 thoughts on “Old Links That Still Make Me Think”

  1. Really appreciate the links. The ‘what if’ was really good in these troubling times.

    May God bless you, and all of these siblings in Christ, who are sharing their wisdom and giving encouragement!

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  2. Greetings, Seth! So our churches are sister churches or something. I attend fellowship community church in Virginia of the US. Just wanted to say hello because our pastor mentioned your book a few months ago.

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      1. Oh wow, is your wife American? What are their names? We’ve been attending since they opened after the pandemic, but it’s a pretty big congregation. We’re still working on getting to know people!

        What a small world!


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