Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of classics and a couple of modern-day books worth reading.
“Many people are happy to say that Muslims and Christians believe in different gods based on what they think about Jesus. … Are the differences between Catholics and Protestants so stark that we could conclude that we believe in different gods?”
“Is worldliness a problem for the rich or for the poor? For those with many possessions or few? For people who live in a western society or a developing country?”
“Aging people experience progressive losses: parents, friends, colleagues, career, driver’s license, and perfect health. Then life-threatening health challenges are encountered, usually heart disease or cancer. And finally, there is the certainty of death. In these realities, though, there are implicit spiritual incentives to grow. Here are three ways to encourage and exhort the aging.”
I hear this question too, all the time: “Often I run across people at conferences or through e-mail who stop attending church because they can’t find the perfect church. What if you don’t have the perfect church in your community—what should you do?”
The heart of it: “even if the pastor must bring a confrontation, he must do it in a way that respects the person he is talking to.”
This is worth considering: “Could one of the lessons of Anthony Weiner’s fall be that we should take our digital technology more seriously as a potential stumbling block?”
Barry York takes a look at the idea of an age of accountability at which children become morally responsible for their sin.
We know that God tells us to raise our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord—we get that. But what does that actually look like? The priorities Paul offers to this first-century Christian church can be helpful to twenty-first century Christian parents.
The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we can become.—Phil Jenkins