Later today I’ll be heading down to Orlando for the Ligonier Ministries National Conference. I hope to see some of you down there. On Friday I’ll be doing a breakout session on visual theology and, as part of that, explain why Peter Jackson ruined The Lord of the Rings.
Today’s Kindle deals include several study Bibles and a couple of other books that are worth checking out.
Westminster Books has launched a new web site. To celebrate they’re giving everyone $5 off plus free shipping.
Meetings between foreign leaders and diplomats traditionally involves an exchange of gifts as a sign of good will. There’s a whole office dedicated to processing them and dealing with them.
Justin Taylor provides a helpful overview of a book everyone ought to read at least once.
I think we’ve all had mornings like this.
Today is International Women’s Day. Here are some key facts about the day.
Ray Ortlund: “My brother pastor, to preach with biblical fullness, rising above ourselves and our biases, our best course is to preach through the Bible, passage by passage, letting each passage make its unique contribution, confident that over time the fullness of it all will serve people well with a clear vision of the Triune God. But let us never force a passage to say what we think it ought to have said and thus complicate the work of God.”
Muscles can atrophy from disuse. “The same can occur spiritually in the lives of Christian. If we fail to give proper attention to the biblical process of sanctification, we can unnecessarily weaken our souls. And, when a church leadership shepherds with a weak approach to sanctification, they risk endangering souls in many ways.”
I am sure you are familiar with the powerful words of Philippians 4:6-7. In his book Mindscape, Timothy Witmer explains that there are 4 ways in which these words call us to pray.
It is great mercy when our names outlives us; it is a great punishment when we outlive our names.—William Jenkyn