May the Lord bless you and keep you today.
Logos users will want to look at the free and nearly-free books of the month. Also, this month Logos is featuring deals on resource by Eerdmans which includes the amazing NICOT/NICNT and Pillar commentary series.
Today’s Kindle deals include quite a long list of deals from Eerdmans.
It’s interesting to consider that, while the books of the Bible are inerrant, their ordering is not. “The ordering of the books in our English Bible is standard, if not universal―seemingly set in stone, even. But that order actually embodies a break with the wisdom and practice that came before. For many years, the Old Testament was read in a different order.”
Barbara Harper says “I’m no expert, but after 47 or so years of being a Christian and reading God’s word, 40+ years of marriage, and more than that of living and interacting with people, I’ve learned a few things that I’d like to pass along.” A few things, that is, about disagreeing with others without tearing them down.
One of the implicit assumptions that seems to be prevalent in our time is that there is no such thing as “Bad Missions”. As long as the intentions of the missionary are pure and the goal of the church sending them out is Biblical, then there are no grounds to question what is done overseas. But how do pastors evaluate what is good missions, especially when it comes to long-term, church-planting missions? (Sponsored Link)
“Why do we want famous people to be saved?” Jordan Standridge considers the question in light of Jordan Peterson and Kanye West.
This is an interesting look at the ways AI (and, more generally, modern technology) impacts the kind of radical amputation Jesus calls for as we battle against sin.
Also on the subject of technology, Trevin Wax calls for Christians to turn off their phones in church (and not just to prevent them from annoying us all with their ringtones).
Randy Alcorn considers what happens in the moment a Christian dies.
While we may take a rest from work, we must never take a rest from holiness. What we watch or read or play must further our walk, not hinder it.
I would rather play with the forked lightning, or take in my hands living wires with their fiery current, than speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ.—A. B. Simpson