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A La Carte (March 9)
March 09, 2016
I did not track down any particularly interesting Kindle deals today, but Logos users will want to vote in round 2 of March Madness and perhaps take advantage of some of the deals related to the theologians who did not make it past round one. Also, Mobile Ed courses are 35% off in case you’ve ever wanted to study Romans or New Testament theology with Douglas Moo, Acts with Craig Keener, etc.
Thumbs up to Christianity Today for their interview with Andy Stanley. They don’t hold back from asking the tough questions and he doesn’t hold it against them.
“In his little book, Grace: The Truth, Growth, and Different Degrees, Christopher Love, gives ten marks of an immature believer. He does this not to shame but in order to spur on towards growth in Christ.”
This is a really good bit of writing. “I pull my car into an empty spot in the K-Mart parking lot that lies just behind our store. Glancing at the clock, I say to myself, You’re pushing it, bro. Regardless, I stop to take a deep breath before heading inside. A thought begins to cross my mind. I attempt to rebuke it, but instead I think it anyway. This is not what I thought I’d be doing at twenty-seven…” (HT)
“Downton Abbey did not captivate our interest by being monolithically progressivist in its outlook. Indeed, it was precisely the show’s nuance about historical complexity that has helped it endure.”
I always appreciate it when a pastor lets us into his sermon-preparation technique. This time around it’s Joe Thorn.
Many voices have weighed in on the debate as to whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God. I’ve been waiting to hear from Tim Keesee. His article has just been posted to Desiring God.
There’s something for everyone on Nick’s list of lifehacks.
This could be an interesting back-and-forth. “TheBestSchools.org has therefore invited them to take part in what we call a Focused Civil Dialogue. The point of such a dialogue is for both parties to put their best foot forward in advancing their own case as well as in refuting the case of their interlocutors. We are grateful that both Dr. Ehrman and Dr. Licona have accepted this invitation.”
The God who was disgraced and shamed has eyes for those who have been disgraced and shamed. —Ed Welch