Resurgence Roundup: Top 10 Posts of 2013

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Top 10 Posts of 2013

In this week’s Resurgence Roundup, we recap some of our top posts from 2013. Thank you for reading the Resurgence.

10) Should I get a ministry degree or a ‘real world’ one?Should I get a ministry degree or a ‘real world’ one?

By Mark Driscoll

For our preaching and teaching series, a reader asked this question: “I am a freshman at a Christian university. I have felt the Lord call me to prepare for ministry, but I’m still uncertain which major I should dive into. Should I choose a degree that would help me get a good job and provide for a family, or one that will be more applicable in ministry?”


9) Where did Jesus go on Saturday?Where did Jesus go on Saturday?

By Mark Driscoll

Where did Jesus go after he died on Friday and before he rose from death on Sunday?



8) Is God a pacifist?Is God a pacifist?

By Mark Driscoll

Everyone knows the Bible says “Thou shalt not kill”—or does it? The sixth commandment is one of the most well known of the Ten Commandments, but also one of the most misunderstood and misused.




7) The hardest part of ministryThe hardest part of ministry

By Mark Driscoll

What part of your ministry is the most difficult? As our culture becomes increasingly hostile to Christianity, ministry can place an adverse toll on your emotional well-being.



6) Intolerant toleranceIntolerant tolerance

By Mark Driscoll

In an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, I came face-to-face with the new definition of tolerance, which is dramatically different from the old one.



5) Halloween is not importantHalloween is not important

By Jessica Thompson

To trick-or-treat or not to trick-or-treat—that is the question. Parents everywhere are weighing the pros and cons of taking part in the impending Halloween holiday. But we need some perspective.



4) 7 ways fathers provoke their children7 ways fathers provoke their children

By Mark Driscoll

The Bible tells fathers to do two things: bring children up in the ways of the Lord and do not provoke them. How can a father avoid provoking his child?


3) 8 misconceptions about the Bible8 misconceptions about the Bible

By Mark Driscoll

“How can you trust the Bible when it’s been translated so many times?” “Isn’t the Bible full of mistakes and contradictions?” In this post, we debunk eight common misconceptions about the Bible.



2) We are a KanyeWe are a Kanye

By Odd Thomas

Kanye West’s album Yeezus released with the third track titled, “I Am a God (Feat. God).” The song sparked reaction and has been likened to John Lennon’s remarks about the Beatles’ being “more popular than Jesus.” But maybe Kanye’s song is something we identify with more than we’d like to admit?




1) 7 Sabbath killers7 Sabbath killers

By Mark Driscoll

The Sabbath is not a mandate for Christians, but it’s still a good idea, a gift from God to enjoy. Yet there are plenty of ways we sabotage the Sabbath rest God intends for us.





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