Today’s Kindle deals include some general reading from Crossway and a solid series of commentaries from Zondervan.
“What does it mean to have a child-like faith? And how in the midst of their stormy youth are we adults to guide little ones away from childishness and toward the child-like maturity which Jesus commends as the only way to receive his kingdom? We could begin by shoring up our understanding of ‘child-like’ vs. ‘childish.’ Often without realizing it, and always to kids’ detriment, we adults tend to get those categories confused.”
Silicon has developed an obsession with conquering death. Here are there current best attempts to do so.
Though this warning is intended for Americans heading to Scotland, it has much wider application. “Cross cultural mission is difficult. There are dangers as well as opportunities. I believe that for American missionaries to be effective over here they need to have a passionate realism, a people centered ministry, a Biblical God centered theology and a willingness to work in partnership.”
If you’re looking for an example of a worldview completely and utterly opposed to Scripture (yet compelling on a merely human level), you won’t do much better than this. Just count the ways he contradicts Scripture.
It’s fascinating to think these men had no idea they would be forever altering Christian worship as they hacked away at their software project.
“Do you ever get the sense from any of the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ calling his disciples that he is looking for the cream of the crop? Does it appear as if Jesus is making a bee-line for the seminaries and the synagogues to find the A-list ministry studs?” Uh oh…
“By nature of needing to find “one’s own” way, the culture of our time has of course given rise to individualism. And so, in this age of authenticity, for something to have meaning, to be helpful in me realizing my humanity, it often needs to be done alone.” That can be true even in our pursuit of the Lord.
Is all sin equal in God’s eyes? It is a common question and the answer is of the variety that is always a little bit unsatisfying: It is one of those “yes and no” answers.
Trials and tribulations are not an elective class in the Christian life, but a required course.—Steven Lawson