As you read this, I should just be touching down in London as I make my way to Oxford. I will be there for a week to participate in a writing workshop led by Douglas Bond. I have never done anything like this before and am very excited for the opportunity to engage in some “professional development.” I hope to update you once or twice to let you know what I’m up to. In the meantime, here are some links for today.
But first, today is Prime Day at Amazon. I’ve been over the Atlantic all night so haven’t been able to check out the deals, but I’m hoping they have deals on print and Kindle books. Take a look and see. I’m sure they’ll at least have deals on Kindle devices.
“The Bible was full of notes, dates, testimonies of answered prayer, prayers for family members and church members, and other items that revealed her deep love for Christ. After seeing her Bible, I was reminded of the value of journaling all of the ways God reveals himself through his word.”
It looks like Pokemon Go will be one of the themes of the summer. And, surprisingly, it is bringing many people to churches. Here’s one person’s take on how to capitalize. (For context see this news article.)
I am convinced that our brains need a certain amount of boredom.
Sam Storms offers another of his “10 things” articles, this one on race and racism.
This Day in 1536. 480 years ago today, Desiderius Erasmus, first editor of the Greek New Testament died in Basel. His work was the foundation for many of the translations that changed the world. *
Here’s an interesting little video on “Null Island.”
“Here’s a wonderful analogy for prayer from Norwegian author Ole Hallesby, quoted in Tim Keller’s Prayer…”
It is ironic that music, an element meant to draw Christians together in mutual love and service (see Colossians 3:16) has become a force for significant division within the church.
The Christian leads by example, not force, and is to be a model who invites a following, not a boss who compels one. —John Stott