(Quick note: Some of you are reading Holy Helps for a Godly Life With Me. I am pushing back this week’s article for one week. Some people had trouble securing a copy of the book, so I’m delaying the next reading by a week. Check back next Thursday!)
Today’s Kindle deals includes a small collection of books to look over.
(Yesterday on the blog: Living the Dream: An Interview with Voddie Baucham)
Cripplegate is beginning what should be a helpful series on the differences between the Qur’an and the Bible.
“The sense of uneasiness we feel is not because we’re convinced that the phone is doing something awful to our children, or that predators are lurking behind every online interaction. It’s the belief that we were made for something more than staring at a screen all day. It’s the fear that these technological gains have come at the cost of our humanity. The fear that, as acquaintances have grown in number, friendships have thinned. That, as communication has gotten easier, true understanding has gotten harder.”
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This is doubtlessly going to prove true: “Forty years from now the bodies of the current claims by this latest iteration of the Sexual Revolution will start to wash up on the show. Many a person, many an institution, including – sadly – many a church, is pronouncing this iteration, this expression, as the one that will finally break the shackles of the old sexual world and release us into utopia. That is a triumph of hope over experience. The bodies will continue to be washed up on the shore.”
We’ve all wondered this one, haven’t we? “Football coaches wear clothes bearing their team’s logo thanks to the NFL’s push to sell more merchandise. Basketball coaches stand on the sideline in collared shirts and blazers looking for a neat, professional look.”
“Something strange happens as you get older. You get a little smarter, primarily because you learn from all the mistakes you’ve made over the years. Essentially, though, you’re the same. But people start to look at you differently. They think you know more than you do, simply because you’ve lasted. We gain credibility simply by remaining faithful over a prolonged period of time.”
“We know that all Scripture is meant to shape us for good (2 Tim. 3:16-17) but what happens when we encounter passages that defy connection to our daily lives? Numbers 5:11-31 is one such passage–if you’ve never read it, now would be a good time! Briefly, it records the procedure to follow when a husband suspects his wife of being unfaithful in the absence of witnesses.” And then it gets a bit strange, doesn’t it?
Here is further proof that many of the challenges of today are best handled by looking to the writings of yesterday. There isn’t much new in the world!
What kinds of things do I not pray about? The things I neglect to pray about are the things I believe I can handle on my own, the things for which I don’t think I need God’s wisdom, perspective, or intervention.
You contribute nothing to your salvation except the sin that made it necessary.—Jonathan Edwards