Today’s Kindle deals include quite a few good books, including two that my girls used for devotions when young.
Westminster Books has a deal on an excellent place to begin in your studies of church history.
Justin Taylor shares an important but neglected tool for clear thinking. And while he is more concerned with the tool than the example processed through it, I think it’s useful in both ways.
Atlas Obscura digs into history a little. “It may be difficult to imagine from the perspective of the 21st century, but the North Korean capital city of Pyongyang once had at its center a community of Americans—Christian missionaries who lived there from 1895 to 1942.”
Jared Wilson: “In my pained estimation in those dark days, the Lord was moving much too slowly, but I knew in that moment that he is not slow in keeping his promises (2 Pet. 3:9). He was holding me all along, and his reviving word came right on time. I pray I will remember this in dark days to come.”
I enjoyed Rachael Starke’s tale of God’s kind providence to her (though I won’t go so far as to call it a miracle!).
Here’s another episode of Al Mohler’s “Ask Anything Live” on YouTube. Here are a few of the questions he takes on: What are some necessary steps that a student can take as they prepare for seminary? Are Eastern Orthodox Christians truly Christians? Studies have shown the consumption of pornography is widespread, even within the church. How should pastors and churches fight this epidemic?
Kevin DeYoung shows that church history displays some surprising truths about wolves within the church.
AiG reviews Bill Nye’s new Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World. “Despite being aimed at adults, many episodes contain segments that come across as rather childish with cheesy (and often inappropriate) songs, skits, and demonstrations performed by various special guests including athletes, comedians, actors, and others. The show contains a good deal of crude humor and various vulgarities, including taking God’s name in vain. This is certainly not a children’s show, nor is it intended to be (Netflix rated the show TV-14).”
While the word diversity tends to draw our minds immediately to racial diversity, the Bible points to a wider kind of diversity.
There is no plateau in the Christian life. We are either growing closer to Christ’s likeness or we are falling away.—Sam Allberry