Westminster Books has announced a new podcast that should prove interesting. Guests include Kevin DeYoung, Rosaria Butterfield, and Al Mohler. (Also, what an accomplishment to mark 20 years and 6 million books!)
Today’s Kindle deals include several interesting titles.
(Yesterday on the blog: When You Do Not Dare To Go Alone)
“Have you ever wondered why your life isn’t going according to your plans? Your spouse isn’t playing his or her part in the marriage. Your kids aren’t following their well-behaved script. Your career isn’t flourishing the way you expected it to be. Your bank account isn’t where you want it to be. Your body doesn’t look the way you want it to look. Your house isn’t exactly where or the size you want it to be.”
In this article, Kevin DeYoung discusses how Christians are to honor each other and Christ when critiquing and correcting each other.
“Healthy, courageous leaders are humble, fearful followers.”—David M. Cook and Shane W. Parker (Sponsored Link)
Seth tells of a time he knew what God was asking of him, but said no. “My first feeling was surprise, followed by a sense of freedom. I was free to say ‘no’ to the God who made me, and he let me do it. I was free to make my own way, choose my own path, make my own rules. And what would I do with that freedom? One thing was for sure: I would not do the hard, costly thing God wanted me to do. What else?”
Joe Carter takes an optimistic approach toward ChatGPT and suggests some ways it may prove helpful to churches.
Justin shares some of the lessons he has learned through his first seven years of ministry. They are well worth reading!
“I’ve never graced the beaded, purple fabric doorway of a woman donning a headdress and crystal ball, but I have attempted to see a medium, and my guess is you have too. My psychic has taken the form of late-night internet searches, book purchasing, talking to trusted mentors ad nauseam, and my all-time favorite: worrying and predicting in my own mind. It’s a strategy I put hope in, devoid of drawing from the deep well God gives me in himself.”
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. I may never say or even think such terrible thoughts, but my lack of prayer proves my independence, my lack of God-dependence.
The experience of beauty does something profound and powerful within the heart and soul of every human being. Beauty creates wonder in us.—Steve DeWitt