This week’s Kindle deals from Crossway are all about the Bible: Understanding Scripture and Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible by Wayne Grudem, C. John Collins & Thomas Schreiner ($2.99 each); Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church by Michael Lawrence ($3.99); Welcome to the Story by Stephen Nichols ($2.99). Also consider The Saint’s Everlasting Rest by Richard Baxter, which is new from GLH Publishing ($0.99).
Tullian Tchividjian Resigns - Here is very sad news from Florida: “Popular pastor and author Tullian Tchividjian has resigned as senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church,” citing “ongoing marital issues” and “an inappropriate relationship.”
How Pixar Enchants Us - “Arguably no film studio in the world expends so much energy actively trying to fail. And succeeding at it.”
Reflections from an AME Prayer Vigil - Rich Phillips: “Last evening I was greatly blessed, together with many members of the congregation I serve, to participate in a prayer vigil for the nine victims of the racist attack on Emmanuel AME in Charleston.”
The Death Treatment - This long, difficult article from The New Yorker shows what seems to be the inevitable slide once euthanasia becomes legalized.
15 Prayers from the Bible - Here are 15 prayers drawn from specific passages of the Bible. It is good to pray God’s Word back to God!
Thinking in Public - I really enjoyed Al Mohler’s conversation with Grant Wacker as they discuss the life and legacy of Billy Graham. It may sound dry, but I assure you it is not.
We can all look at life and agree that there are some parts that have no purpose—like neckties or cats. —Matt Chandler