This weekend’s Kindle deals include: The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield ($0.99); The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones ($3.99); Depression by Ed Welch ($2.99); Love Into Light by Peter Hubbard ($0.99).
This is a helpful admonition about making sure you pray when you have guests in your home. It’s encouragement for other believers and evangelism for unbelievers.
The New York Times has a long and interesting piece about Minecraft. “At a time when even the president is urging kids to learn to code, Minecraft has become a stealth gateway to the fundamentals, and the pleasures, of computer science. Those kids of the ’70s and ’80s grew up to become the architects of our modern digital world, with all its allures and perils. What will the Minecraft generation become?”
Here’s an alarming look at what Eerdmans has done to “improve” John Stott’s classic Basic Christianity. “My curiosity aroused, I went through the new book and compared it, sentence by sentence, with the old one. The sheer amount of revision is startling. Two out of every three sentences, I estimate, involve some new wording.”
You may enjoy this video they showed at Together for the Gospel—elder DJ Ward preaching on “Jesus Paid It All.”
You probably won’t agree with everything here, but you’ll still find some sound wisdom on leading church services well.
“Bruce Springsteen says he won’t perform for North Carolina, as long as the state upholds its recently passed law regarding gender and public restrooms. Springsteen is doing what millions of Americans are taught, in classrooms and in culture, to do: Standing up for his conscience, and drawing lines accordingly. But in our era, the question becomes: If this is counted to Springsteen as righteousness, why is it counted as sin to North Carolina?”
Tomorrow in 387. 1,629 years ago tomorrow, Saint Augustine of Hippo was baptized. *
Sometimes this great butterfly migration stops in our yard. It’s an amazing thing to see every tree blanketed in butterflies.
“Americans are a nation of procrastinators. Our tax returns prove it. Last year, 21.5 million Americans waited until the last minute – or at least the last week – to submit their tax returns. That’s roughly one in seven filers, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service.”
What I have found of God in Jesus Christ is so wonderful, I am eager for others to know it too—and to know him. —C.H. Spurgeon