An August respite…and some good reads

I’m taking a break during the month of August. Here are a few other good things to read and hear.

Mark Hackett

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Hey everyone,

I’m taking a brief break from writing and podcasting during the month of August. Between school starting back up for our kids and my day job going haywire, I need a few weeks to recalibrate some things elsewhere in my life and make some preparations for an excellent Fall for markhackett.com.

But I don’t want to leave you hanging! Here are five thoughtful things I’ve read or listened to recently that I think you’ll find interesting, encouraging, and maybe even challenging.

Of Course Church Will Hurt Us: When Abuse Isn’t Personal

Professor Myles Werntz of Abilene Christian University wrote this helpful piece back in January as part of a series on church abuse. The title is a little cold-blooded for my taste, but the content is full of good points about intentions, how we live them out, and how harm sometimes comes from a community, not so much an individual. Super interesting.

The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It

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Mark Hackett

Writings about faith and culture from Memphis, TN. “That relentless, tall guy.”