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This is a neat account of how a Kenyan pastor found freedom from the prosperity gospel.
Next year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and Ligonier Ministries is hosting a “Land of Luther Study Tour.” I’m excited to be going along and would love for you to join me. This tour was created with affordability in mind and with some great teachers to lead the way.
I had intended to write this very article. “As Simone Biles was clinching yet another gold medal in Rio, people on both sides of the abortion debate were pointing to her achievements and background as a justification for their position. But both miss out on a very important fact: Simone Biles has value not because she is a young woman inspiring the world or because she is a world champion gymnast who was adopted as a child. Simone has value simply because she is Simone.”
This article looks at what the Roman Catholic church means by “unity.” “The Catholic Church sees itself as a sacrament of unity for the world. By this, they mean that they are a visible and effective sign of unity—visible because they are seen to be at the centre of unity and effective in that they unite various religions and philosophies with God.”
Randy Alcorn and Wayne Grudem discuss whether Christians can confidently spend money on leisure and enjoyment.
The Bible Project moves on to Ecclessiastes with one of their unique videos.
This Day in 1688. 328 years ago today, John Bunyan, Puritan clergyman and author of Pilgrim’s Progress, preached his last sermon before dying 13 days later. *
There is some bad language in this story, but it’s still a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the pandemonium that occurred when someone claimed there was a gunman at JFK.
The spasmodic Hercules: this is how many of us behave. We behave as if one moment of great activity can overcome a thousand moments of inactivity, as if one moment of taking hold of opportunity will overcome all those moments wasted. The unglamorous habit of frequency is what makes up so much of life’s progress. Yet we are constantly tempted to put our hope in the brief and the glamorous.
The Church needs pastors who’ve had the swagger gospeled out of them. —Jared Wilson