Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and family! You go ahead and enjoy the day and in the meantime I’ll be putting together a long list of Black Friday deals. Check in tomorrow to see what I dig up!
Today’s Kindle deals include a long selection of books, many of them by John MacArthur for whatever reason.
(Yesterday on the blog: A Visual Theology Advent Reading Calendar For Your Family)
Here are many quantified reasons you ought to give thanks today.
And here is one more that seems especially appropriate for Americans as they dedicate a day to gratitude.
Ligon Duncan describes a so-called Reformed Deist. While no one would claim to be such a thing, quite a lot of people fit the description.
This is really interesting: “Here are translations of four fragmentary texts which are not unorthodox (at least as far as one can tell from the surviving text) and which might even represent accounts that can be traced to genuine incidents in the life of Jesus…”
It is interesting to see Wayne Grudem changing his position on divorce. “Wayne Grudem, a leading Calvinist theologian and prominent complementarian, has changed his position to affirm a scriptural basis for divorce in cases of abuse and shared his new stance at a major gathering of evangelical scholars last week.”
Here are ways to pray specifically and appropriately for people in five countries where persecution against Christians is extreme.
Christianity Today has an article remembering Larry Hurtado, the Christian scholar who recently died. See also Michael Kruger.
Revelation describes a great multitude from every nation, but today it just as easily describes “a great multitude in every nation.” What used to be a call to global missions is, in today’s new world, equally a call to local evangelism.
We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country. —C.S. Lewis