It’s Good Friday today, which is a holiday here in Canada. That means I’ll be on light blogging today, posting just A La Carte and Free Stuff Fridays. I hope you enjoy your Easter weekend!
Today’s Kindle deals include a few books–one meant for women and two meant for a general audience.
(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books)
What should you do in those times when Scripture feels dry and lifeless? Ed Welch answers.
This isn’t the kind of article I’d share with someone who is going through a time of great grief. But it is probably a good thing to reflect on in preparing for grief.
This is brief introduction to the beauty and value of biblical theology.
This is worth reading: “Preparing for old age and death is something that hopefully, Christians begin doing when God saves us. Our battle against the world, the flesh, and the devil will rage against us until our last breath, and so we must continually fight against it whether we are 20 or 80.”
This article from NPR discusses some of the challenges coming to Christian colleges as they grapple with battles over LGBT policies. “Conservative Christian colleges, once relatively insulated from the culture war, are increasingly entangled in the same battles over LGBT rights and related social issues that have divided other institutions in America.”
There is much more that can be said on the subject of child missionaries (whether they are missionaries of Jesus or missionaries of some popular cause), but this is at least a good start. “The reality is that many conservative Christians have a deeply flawed view of their own children. They see them as potential deep cover agents for the kingdom, carrying their unwavering beliefs and values into the nooks and crannies of culture where adults can’t fit. The temptation to think of children as just miniature versions of adults—with all the fortitude and none of the career concern—is overwhelming for many, not least because it often works.”
This is interesting stuff from David Murray: “The article is not written from a Christian perspective but uses the biblical narrative to describe this syndrome because of people’s familiarity with the story. The main points of the research are…”
Have you ever said something dumb—something really, really dumb? Have you ever said something so dumb that you cringe to even allow the memory to crawl back into your mind?
‘Til men have faith in Christ, their best services are but glorious sins.—Thomas Brooks