A La Carte (October 17)

Today’s Kindle deals include four books that, to my knowledge, are rarely on sale.

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The Spread of the Gospel

This neat little map displays the spread of the gospel over time.

Is It Really God Speaking to You?

“‘I’ve prayed about this and I really feel like God told me that it would be okay.’ Those were the words that I heard when a young lady informed me that she was leaving her husband in order to live with another dude. She was happier with the other guy. She knew that God didn’t want her to be unhappy and so as she prayed that voice in her head confirmed that she had permission from the Almighty.”

The Boy Scouts and the Disappearance of Paths

Trevin Wax makes some interesting and important observations about the new Boy Scouts.

Challies en español

Just a reminder that I recently launched my site en español. Please share in with anyone who might be interested.

Sola Scriptura: A Scripture-Alone Life

“Scripture over us—authority. Under us—promises. In us—Bible intake. Through us—obedience and guidance. Sola Scriptura. Let’s be doctrinally right but let’s make sure right doctrine leads to right living.”

How Should We Approach Debt?

“One hundred years ago, debt was regarded as an earned privilege for the few. Now it’s seen as an inalienable right for all. Borrowing has become an integral part of our lives.”

Idolatry at the Office

Kathryn Butler talks about work as a respectable idol.

Flashback: 3 Awful Features of Roman Sexuality

I point out 3 ugly features of Roman sexuality, how the Bible addressed them, and how this challenges us.

A troubled person is a person to love, not a person to fix. And people often change slowly and struggle deeply. —David Powlison