Resources by Russell L. Meek

Russell L. Meek (Ph.D. Midwestern Seminary), a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Louisiana College and a freelance copyeditor at Meek Manuscripts. He writes widely for both academic and lay audiences and is co-founder and associate editor of Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament. His research interests focus on wisdom literature, particularly Ecclesiastes. When he isn’t writing and editing, you can find him spending time with his (much) better half, Brittany. You can follow him on Twitter at @russ_meek.

Apr 20, 2017

The Original Jesus Juke by Russell L. Meek

Our righteouness goes beyond legalism when we obey the true intent of the law.

Dec 7

Porn Stars Bear God’s Image by Russell L. Meek

That’s not just pixels on a screen. That’s God’s image bearer, whom he created for relationship with him.

Oct 28, 2015

On Remembering Well by Russell L. Meek

I often misremember. I’m prone to long for Egypt because I forget the truth about God’s character and faithfulness.

Mar 9, 2017

On Malachi and Religious Ritualism by Russell L. Meek

Let us learn from God’s words through Malachi and seek out a true relationship with God characterized by Jesus’ command to love God and love our neighbor.

Oct 21, 2015

On Loving My Neighbor Through Email by Russell L. Meek

God showed me that my attitude toward email was sinful. In writing short, to-the-point, sometimes brusque emails, I was misrepresenting the gospel. By not seeing the people behind the emails I was essentially elevating myself above them and ignoring an opportunity to share Christ’s love with them.

Mar 28

It's Hard To Love My Foster Son by Russell L. Meek

 But this thing is far too hard without the Father’s love coursing through me. The truth is that I don’t love like he does. 

Mar 16, 2017

How Have I Loved You? by Russell L. Meek

Let us embrace the love we don't deserve and love our Father because He first loved us.

Apr 6, 2017

Brother, I Wish I Would Have Known by Russell L. Meek

Be that friend. Love the addict. Remind them of the gospel - that there's another way that is better.

Apr 17

Be Countercultural and Enjoy Your Work by Russell L. Meek

The work-life God set forth is a life of purposeful work of imaging God in our shepherding of his creation.

Apr 22, 2015

Angry Enough to Die by Russell L. Meek

As a young man, just converted to the faith and boiling over with anger toward my stepfather, I spent a lot of time praying imprecatory psalms. It wasn’t hard to cast myself in the image of the unjust sufferer, echoing David’s cries for vengeance on my enemies. But at some point during all that vitriol I read the book of Jonah . . .

Mar 5

Academic Work as Spiritual Discipline by Russell L. Meek

Let your academic study and writing become a spiritual discipline through which you are able to behold the wonders of our God. 

Jun 12, 2015

4 Reasons to Preach Imprecatory Psalms by Russell L. Meek

It would make the preacher’s job a lot easier if these tough words appeared in the mouths of the wicked. Then we could just brush them aside -- "Nothing to see here, folks." So, sure, I get why people don’t preach these psalms. But here are four reasons why you should . . .

Feb 28, 2017

4 Reasons to Preach Christ from the Old Testament by Russell L. Meek

But there is much more to the Abraham narratives than a simple “do this; don’t do this.”

Aug 28, 2015

3 Ways Creation Impacts The Gospel by Russell L. Meek

Jesus Christ makes all things new. This applies not only to the personal implications of a life surrendered to his lordship but also to how we understand and relate to the theology of creation.