A few Kindle deals to begin the day: When Will My Life Not Suck? by Ramon Presson ($3.03); Four books by J.I. Packer: Weakness Is the Way ($1.99); Finishing Our Course with Joy ($0.99); Taking God Seriously ($1.99); Growing in Christ ($1.99). (Apologies in advance if some of these prices do not drop; I am traveling to Australia today so prepared this last night.)
A Sharp Turn to the Right - Here’s a fascinating update from a blog I follow: “I am writing this on a high speed train from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to the island’s capital, Taipei. Why am I here and not in mainland China? In short, because I have been deported from China. To tell the long story, I have to go back to Easter Sunday two weeks ago.”
Integrate Theology Into Ministry - Here, from Hershael York, are five ways to integrate theology into your ministry.
She Got Up Anyway - I enjoy Mother’s Day reflections like this one.
Blessed - Isn’t it interesting that many people are now used “blessed” in place of “lucky?” That seems significant.
Be More Specific - This is good advice: Be more specific in your sermon than listing points or things. Andy Naselli has a good list of alternatives.
Perfect Parents - According to Joel Beeke, children are not looking for perfect parents. And it’s a good thing, too.
Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell, I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of Hell. —C.T. Studd