There is a good-sized list of Kindle deals to look through today. And with that out of the way, we will get right on to the links…
“In these days, I miss the sense of security I had when I stopped and chatted with friends. I miss the freedom to go places and do things, to see the inside of stores and restaurants, to watch my kids play sports and perform dance recitals. I miss my church. I miss the rhythm of a school and work week. The things that I used to complain about—the busy schedule, the nonstop carpooling, the demands of a busy and boisterous church life—are all things that I now look back on sentimentally.”
You’ve no doubt heard by now that Apple and Google are teaming up on a project that will allow contact tracing. The Verge explains it and answers some common questions. Most notable: Is this just a surveillance system in disguise?
Matthew Hosier: “Three weeks in (I think it’s 3 weeks but am losing track of the days): how are you doing with lockdown? There are things we’re learning through this. Here are some of mine.”
“After stocking up on food and consumable products, shoppers turned to puzzles, games and other timeless forms of entertainment as well as education, he said. Now, sales are showing that — without the ability to venture to a hair salon — folks are getting shaggy.” We are, indeed!
Robert Godfrey provides a brief account of denominations in the American religious experience.
George Sinclair rounds them up.
If you’re looking at something to occupy the time…
As I have reflected on the disaster, there is a thought that continues to haunt me. It’s the thought of young people who have heard the gospel, but haven’t yet decided what to do about it.
We are adopted into God’s family through the resurrection of Christ from the dead in which he paid all our obligations to sin, the law, and the devil, in whose family we once lived. Our old status lies in his tomb. A new status is ours through his resurrection.—Sinclair Ferguson