It has been a bit of a slow week for Kindle deals, but there are at least a few to look at today.
Logos users will want to check out this NICOT/NICNT sale. It’s a great series to have!
(Yesterday on the blog: It’s Time To Break Free From the Algorithm-Driven Life)
I appreciate this French Evangelical’s thoughts on the burning of Notre Dame. “As a French Evangelical Protestant, I hardly attach any spiritual meaning to a cathedral—even my beloved Notre Dame.” Also see:
- The Burning of Notre Dame by Eric Davis
- Why Notre-Dame Was a Tinderbox by the New York Times
- History Burning Before Our Eyes: The Tragedy of Notre Dame and the Soul of Modern France by Al Mohler
Erik Raymond: “I remember as a new Christian looking around during Communion and wondering what everyone was doing. Everyone looked like they were doing something. I didn’t know. Because of this, I’m always happy to answer the question when asked, ‘What should I think about during the Lord’s Supper?'”
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Words fail at the sheer stupidity of this. Slate reports, “A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a brain region known as the prefrontal cortex.” Such religious fundamentalism is, “an ideology that emphasizes traditional religious texts and rituals and discourages progressive thinking about religion and social issues.”
Every technology has benefits and drawbacks–even PowerPoint. Here’s how one PowerPoint slide contributed to the deaths of seven people.
The theological geeks will be pretty excited about this new tool for teaching textual criticism to English speakers.
I like this approach from J.A. Medders. “It’s that time of year when you hear preachers say, ‘The Devil thought he won on Friday, but he didn’t know about Sunday!’ It preaches well. But I don’t think it’s true.”
“The devil is a liar. Since the beginning, lies have been his stock and trade, his most valuable weapon against God’s children. So effective are his lies that the world and our hearts sing harmony to his melody.” Many of his most compelling lies are about sex.
So what’s the argument for continuing to use a printed Bible? It allows you to leave behind a tangible link to your faith. When you have run your race and received your reward, your Bible will live on as a testimony to your interests, to your character, and ultimately, to your Christian profession.
Faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Christ. —John Piper