Today’s Kindle deals include several excellent books, including a new one: The Story of Reality by Greg Koukl.
Westminster Books has a sale on a new book for teens.
This is a funny little story from the past. “In late 1883, a 15-year-old girl from Polk County, Georgia began a fast climb to national prominence through her exhibitions of a physical strength that appeared to be entirely out of proportion to her willowy frame.”
The Center for Medical Progress recently released another of their undercover videos. Here is what it contains and why we can’t allow ourselves to grow weary of these videos.
There’s only one part of the Sunday service that is guaranteed to be perfect. So don’t neglect or downplay it.
“Even though I am the mother of a child with Down syndrome, I often find myself defending my daughter’s skills and abilities rather than her inherent worth. In so doing, I play into the idea that I, too, am only worthy of life because I contribute something productive in the world. I devalue myself and everyone else around me when I start to see human beings as products to be measured.”
This is a neat little story that took place just around the corner from us. “Sellers turn down the highest bid on their Oakville home after deciding couple with four young kids would be the best fit for the community based on a heartfelt letter they attached to their offer.”
Ray Ortlund lists a few, then says, “The kind of God we really believe in is revealed in how we treat one another. The lovely gospel of Jesus positions us to treat one another like royalty, and every non-gospel positions us to treat one another like dirt But we will follow through horizontally on whatever we really believe vertically.”
“The world sees marriage as a basic co-habitation situation. You share a space, you share some laughs, but you still maintain your personal privacy. Any violation of that privacy is considered a weakness in you. You have trust issues. You are insecure. You are accusatory and probably need counseling.”
This is a really important article from Joe Carter, explaining a term we don’t hear but certainly encounter all the time.
Like so much else in this life, you cannot have it all. You cannot have perfect order and perfect productivity. Is a clean house proof of a wasted life? Not at all. But a tidy house isn’t necessarily evidence of a well-lived life.
Preaching is not men teaching from the Bible. It’s God teaching from the Bible through men.—Ian H. Murray