I didn’t track down any noteworthy Kindle deals today (though if you haven’t done so yet, check out the amazing deals from the past couple of days). However, CBD is having The Mega Fall Sale. You’ll need to sort through the options there to see if anything catches your eye.
Here’s TGC on Ben Zobrist. “But for Zobrist, the utility player hired fresh off his World Series victory last year with the Kansas City Royals, it isn’t all about the win. It isn’t even all about the game.”
Michael Kruger continues his series on Christianese by looking at the popular phrase “Just ask Jesus into your heart.” “In the end, this phrase, like most the phrases is in this series, has the potential to be really helpful or really problematic, depending on how one understands it and uses it.”
Turns out previous estimates were kind of low. “For decades, astronomers had put the number at 100 billion to 200 billion. But new research using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories shows that number is about 10 times too low. That means there are at least 1 trillion galaxies out there ― and possibly as many as 2 trillion.”
Sin has a way of keeping us from the very thing that will deliver us from it!
“If church history does not get your blood pumping, you had better check your spiritual pulse.” Yes!
This longform piece at the New York Times looks at police body cameras and shows how they are a complicated solution. After all, 99% of what they capture is not the police but innocent people in normal situations.
This Day in 1959. 57 years ago today Al Mohler was born. Happy birthday, Dr. Mohler!
This is good stuff from Jason Allen. “My greatest stewardship in life is not training a generation of students at Midwestern Seminary. It is training my five young children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. I feel the weight—and glory—of this stewardship daily…”
Obviously not, but it’s still worth reading Kevin DeYoung’s answer to the question.
As a long-time listener to CCM, I tend to agree with this article.
Here are five poor substitutes for disciplining our children—five poor substitutes that fail to address the heart.
Three things there are which men never ought to trifle with: a little poison, a little false doctrine, and a little sin.—J.C. Ryle