Christian Focus has put Kindle editions of their list of great John Owen titles on sale for $3.99 each: Assurance, Communion With God, The Glory of Christ, The Holy Spirit, The Priesthood of Christ. They’ve also put many of their Torchbearers titles (histories and biographies for kids) on sale for $3.99: William Tyndale, Nate Saint, The Two Margarets, James Chalmers, Polycarp, Jim Elliot, and Titanic: Ship of Dreams. Relationships, a Mess Worth Making by Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp is free. Called to Stay by Caleb Breakey is $3.03.
Toronto Ice Storm - My family headed south for Christmas Saturday morning; this hit our city Saturday evening. I’m glad we fled when we did!
5 Things Christian Should Stop Saying - Jason Johnson: “We mean well, don’t we? But sometimes our attempts to say something spiritual actually come out unbiblical, or at a minimum, not very helpful. Here’s the 5 I hear the most…”
Why Aren’t People Changing? - Mez McConnell answers some good questions: “Why do some people grow quickly and move on in the Christian life and others drift away or always seem stuck in neutral? Why do 2 young addicts profess faith, get involved in the life of the same church, have the same discipleship opportunities, gain new friendships and yet one quickly begins to flounder whilst the other grows and excels in their Christian life?”
A Christmas Memory - I enjoyed reading Ed Welch’s remembrance of a Christmas long ago.
Angels and Demons - Foreign Policy offers a warning: “Pentecostalism is the world’s fastest growing religious movement. But in much of Africa, it’s fueling witch-hunts and the spread of HIV/AIDS.”
Master of His Virtual Domain - I guess there’s not necessarily a huge amount of value in this article, but it does warn of the addictive power of some of today’s video games (which are constructed to be addictive).
What about putting Christ back into Christmas? It is simply not necessary. Christ has never left Christmas. —R.C. Sproul