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A La Carte (February 23)
February 23, 2016
Today’s Kindle deals include Onward by Russell Moore ($2.99); Understanding Baptism by Bobby Jamieson ($2.99); The Absurdity of Unbelief by Jeffrey Johnson ($0.99); Evangelical Feminism by Wayne Grudem ($2.99). Also the volumes of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary are on sale for $4.99 each: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus & Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua-Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra-Job, Psalms-Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah & Lamentations, Ezekiel & Daniel, The Minor Prophets.
People who use the Logos ecosystem may be interested in several Cruciform Press bundles that are deeply discounted. Also, they have just begun a sale on Wipf & Stock resources which may be of special interest to pastors, students, and scholars.
Justin Taylor shares D.A. Carson’s answer to Tony Reinke’s question. (Did you get all that?) “It is sad if knowledgeable pastors don’t make use of Barth, but it is even more sad if they make a wrong use of Barth. Barth has the capacity to say contradictory things without embarrassment.”
Be sure to read this article on the best kind of discipleship. This is a serious, serious challenge to me.
Carl Trueman: “The seriousness of a society’s funeral rites speak volumes about the seriousness of a society, for the way we treat the dead is really a function of how we value life.”
John Piper writes about life, dreams, and goals after 70. “At 70, I am energized to dream great things, because this year Hillary turns 69, Bernie turns 75, and Donald turns 70. … They only get to be President of a tiny territory called the U.S.A. I get to be an ambassador of the Sovereign of the universe.”
Ed Welch has a short but pointed article on slaying the ugly dragon of pornography.
Bob Kellemen is comparing the world’s 8 ultimate life questions to the Bible’s 8 ultimate life questions and seeing that the Bible wins every time.
This Day in 155. 1,861 years ago today, Polycarp, an early church father who was a disciple of the apostle John, was burned at the stake for his faith in Christ. *
WORLD has an article telling why Apple’s compliance or non-compliance with an order to unlock an iPhone is such a big deal.
Is it possible that our generation will see the end of malaria? “The Nobel laureate Baruch Blumberg once estimated that malaria has killed half of the people who have ever lived. In 2015 alone, it killed almost half a million people, 70 percent of which were children. Today, about 3.2 billion people are, according to the World Health Organization, at risk of contracting it, most of whom are children and pregnant women.”
One word of God can do more than ten thousand words of men to relieve a distressed soul. —John Flavel