Good morning! May you experience the grace and peace of the Lord today.
Today’s Kindle deals include a selection of titles from Crossway.
(Yesterday on the blog: Should Young Pastors Prefer a Large or Small Church?)
How long should you take to prepare a sermon? That depends a whole lot on a number of factors, as Peter Mead explains here.
You probably heard about the San Francisco Unified School District voting to rename Abraham Lincoln High School because “Lincoln, like the presidents before him and most after, did not show through policy or rhetoric that black lives ever mattered to them outside of human capital and as casualties of wealth building.” I was glad (and, frankly, a little surprised) to see this strong article from Smithsonian countering that claim.
You’ll never think about blinking the same way again…
CBMW writes about the absurdity of gender neutrality. “At some point in the past decade, the battle of the sexes seems to have given way to a war on the sexes.”
This is some helpful writing from WORLD as they cover the difference between vaccination plans in the developed and developing worlds.
Glenna Marshall: “I get stuck sometimes when I talk about Jesus to people who don’t know Him. Well, let me back that up a little and be frank. I get stuck sometimes when I think about talking about Jesus to people who don’t know Him. When I’m standing on the sidewalk in front of my house and talking to a new neighbor, when I’m in the grocery store catching up with the clerk who always asks about my boys, when I’m talking about the weather or quirky coffee orders with the barista—what I’m always thinking in the back of my mind is this: get to Jesus. Not out of duty but because I have been so completely transformed by Him.”
I’m one of those people who quite likes the idea of an electric vehicle, but who can’t overcome the charging problem. As it happens, that’s currently the biggest issue with EVs, as this video explains.
An open home displays Christian love but it also enables it. Hospitality creates opportunities for relationship, for discipleship, and for evangelism.
The thought that we have done our duty for another day and have pleased God ought to be like soothing balm to our sore and tired feet at the end of the day.—J.R. Miller