Zondervan has lowered the price on all the volumes of their Counterpoints series ($3.99 each). These are helpful books in orienting yourself in various theological dialogues: Baptism, Inerrancy, The Historical Adam, Creation and Evolution, Miraculous Gifts, Remarriage After Divorce, Sanctification, The Church Growth Movement, Salvation in a Pluralistic World, Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism, Church Government, Women in Ministry, Lord’s Supper, Apologetics, Christian Spirituality, Divine Providence, The Worship Spectrum, The New Testament Use of the Old Testament, Hell, The Millennium, Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology, Law and Gospel, The Book of Revelation, The Apostle Paul, The Canaanite Genocide. Also, Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson ($3.03; (If you missed yesterday’s deals from Crossway, be sure to look at them as well.)
Sara’s Story - This is a powerful story of God’s grace. This is particularly beautiful: “I had tried long and hard and still simply could not believe until I could. It was nothing I did or didn’t do; I just woke up one day and awoke.”
Good Works vs Good Deeds - Bill Mounce introduces us to another of those translation conundrums that most of us never have to face.
Video Games and Men - Here’s a different view on videogames (at least it’s different from what we usually hear): “Videogames now provide such rich and varied experiences that it is now just as probable that playing them can genuinely make one a better, more well-rounded person, just as a powerful film or a dense and rich novel might.”
Humility - I enjoyed this article on humility. “Have you ever had one of those moments of ‘clarity’? A moment when the dust of this life lifts for just an instant providing you a view of truth, the world, and yourself like you’ve never seen it before. A moment when all you’ve read and studied of the scriptures becomes so brilliantly clear. Often they aren’t very pleasant.”
My Beautiful Woman - This short film is worth watching (even if Denny slightly over-stated its impact).
God’s promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine. —David Nicholas