Today’s Kindle deals include 5 from Crossway: Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper ($2.99); Note to Self by Joe Thorn ($2.99); Jesus or Nothing by Dan DeWitt ($3.99); Growing in Christ by J.I. Packer ($3.99); The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment by me ($3.99). Also consider The Hope of Glory by Sam Storms ($2.99); Show Them Jesus by Jack Klumpenhower ($1.99); Running Scared by Ed Welch ($2.99); The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias ($0.99).
A couple of times a year Amazon puts strategy board games on sale. Today is one of those days. How did I not know there’s a game called “1812: The Invasion of Canada”?
How can we know the Bible is true? John Piper responds in this artistic video.
According to The Guardian, Facebook “went from digital directory for college kids to communications behemoth – and it’s planning for prosperity with its global takeover.”
“Can you see them? Do you know who they are? They sit among us in the congregation, sometimes at the heart of the body, sometimes on the fringes. They worship on Sundays and gather for Bible studies. Some come to events and activities, hoping that maybe if they come enough and do enough, they will start to belong.”
Podcast listeners may want to check out this new one from Trevin Wax and Brandon Smith. “Each episode takes a contested or puzzling passage of the Bible, walks through the most common interpretations, and then recommends how to preach or teach the passage effectively.”
This Day in 1800. 216 years ago today, English poet William Cowper died. Cowper (along with John Newton) wrote many Olney Hymns, such as “There is a Fountain Filled with Blood” and “God Moves in a Mysterious Way.” *
“Quite a number, if not the majority, of pastors, ministers, evangelists and preachers, for part of the time at least, are tempted to, or actually do, preach from unworthy motives, to make life harder for others, or increase their own success.”
“If you want to visit a place not overrun by tourists, where should you go? In other words, which are the least ‘touristy’ countries in the world?”
Christ will hold us fast. But we need gospel friends to hold us close. —Albert Mohler