As predicted, there are a lot of Kindle deals related to Together for the Gospel. Let’s start with 4 biographies from Crossway: John Newton ($2.99), Martyn-Lloyd Jones ($3.99), William Wilberforce ($1.99), and George Whitefield ($3.99). Then some reference works from Zondervan: The Christian Faith ($8.99) and Pilgrim Theology ($5.99) by Michael Horton; Historical Theology by Gregg Allison ($7.99); Church History Volume 1 by Everett Ferguson and Volume 2 by John Woodbridge ($7.99 each); Gospel-Centered Counseling and Gospel Conversations by Bob Kellemen ($6.99 each). Then you’ll find some other books as well: God Is the Gospel by John Piper ($2.99); The Pastor’s Ministry by Brian Croft ($3.99); Gospel Coach by Scott Thomas & Tom Wood ($2.99); Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones ($3.99).
Speaking of T4G, I am heading that way today, arriving late this evening. If you are there, I’d love to meet you. I believe there will be an obvious Visual Theology setup in the bookstore and I’ll be there sometimes, at the 20schemes booth sometimes, and other times just wandering. If you see me, say hi!
J.A. Medders offers up some important (and a few not-so-important) tips on surviving and thriving at Together for the Gospel.
Here’s a tough situation to navigate: “One major principle is to not do something for someone that they can do for themselves. Good-hearted giving from Westerners sometimes (maybe even most of the time) creates dependency, encourages sinful habits and removes motivation to work hard. That is exactly where I find myself.”
I’m thankful to Jemar and Tyler of the Reformed African American Network for discussing my articles from last week on their latest podcast.
“You see that happy missionary family smiling out of the postcard on your fridge? Their marriage is probably hanging by a thread.” Here’s valuable advice on caring for and praying for missionaries.
At some point every preacher or teacher needs to grapple with having delivered a poor, or just very average, sermon or lesson. “For all of us who feel like we missed it yesterday, let these thoughts encourage you as you begin the new work week…”
This Day in 1836. 180 years ago today, George Mueller opened his famous orphanage on Wilson Street in Bristol, England. *
Gavin Peacock tells about his transition from professional soccer in the UK to pastoral ministry in Canada.
Trevin Wax: “Here’s what I’m going to do in this lengthy post. I’m going to summarize and quote from some of the most important parts of the document. At the end, I’m going to get to the most controversial aspect (including that footnote)…”
We cannot infer from prosperity that God is pleased with us, nor can we infer from adversity that he is displeased with us. —Wilson Benton