I managed to scrape together a small collection of Kindle deals you can browse through.
(Yesterday on the blog: Peril on Both Sides)
Read this one. Seriously, just read it.
That Instagram account Preachersnsneakers continues to make waves, this time hitting the New Yorker. They say the account, “which is run pseudonymously by an observant Christian who lives in Texas, blew up by probing the sensitive area where the values of the prosperity gospel and the Protestant work ethic intersect with both Thorstein Veblen’s theory of conspicuous consumption and Tinker Hatfield’s design work at Nike.”
This was a timely reminder the morning after I spent the night tossing and turning and having weird “worry dreams.”
Kevin Carson: “Essentially, the Book explains how a Christian must respond in a world where a) God is sovereign and b) the world suffers under great depravity. Different than the hedonist view mentioned above, the Book is not about a meaningless life that God allows us to enjoy in spite of its meaninglessness. Instead, the Book describes life’s purpose under God as well as provides guidance along the path.”
Richard Phillips assesses “evangelical evolution.” “Given what World Magazine once called a ‘major, well-funded push’ to promote the acceptance of evolution among evangelical Christians, the case must be persuasively made against the compatibility of evolution and the Bible. In answer to a pro-evolutionary stance, I am one of those Bible teachers who believe that the implications of evolution involve sweeping changes to the Christian faith and life.”
Here is some expert guidance on setting up your desk in the right way.
This article presents a necessary challenge. “The question you need to ask yourself is am I really willing to continue to trade the sweetness of sustained fellowship with the Lord, a powerful prayer life, and an eternal impact, for the passing pleasures of the perpetually distracted mind? Will it be entertainment or eternity? And at the end of the day, it’s really not an option, is it? It’s a matter of loving the Lord as I am required by the chief commandment—with all of me.”
Museums, libraries, and archives house some of the historical treasures of the Christian faith. But these churches house the true jewels, the ones that will endure for all the ages and far beyond.
In seeker-oriented worship, we direct a steady diet of ‘how to’ at people who have yet to receive a heart full of ‘want to’.—Jared Wilson