Westminster Books has a good deal on two new books that are worth reading: How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament and How to Understand and Apply the New Testament.
“Churches desperately need their older men to exemplify being sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Churches need an army of laymen who believe well, love well, and suffer well. And churches need them because these older men are the pace-setters for the rest of the church.”
Here’s encouragement for pastors and for all of us: God does not view your labors as “filthy rags.”
“The Christian perfectionist knows and treasures the Gospel, but still wrestles with deep discouragement and even despair. Here are some words of encouragement for those of us who struggle with never being good enough.”
“Most of us have heard a rumor about them. They’re legendary. Who, you may ask? Those spiritual discipline ‘legends.’ I met one once. At McDonald’s, a man told me he has read the Bible every year for 40 something years. Maybe you have met one too.”
I read a few design blogs, and especially enjoyed this article on the redesign for Air Canada. But maybe my enjoyment is mostly because I spend so much time aboard their planes.
Eric Davis shows what parachurch ministries are meant to be according to the definition of the term, then explains how they can go wrong.
This is kind of a fun experiment, but it may also point to a future where a lot more things (articles, books, even songs) are written by AI. It may sound sci-fi but don’t be surprised when it begins to happen.
I love Cheetos but I love them in a different way than I love my children. I love my children but my love for them is very different than the love I have for my wife. We do not know all that love is from any single experience or any single relationship. Rather, it is experienced in many forms and displayed in many hues.
Our preaching is not the reason the Word works. The Word is the reason our preaching works.—H.B. Charles Jr.