I’ve got just one new Kindle deal today: Jim Cromarty’s biography of Hudson Taylor, It Is Not Death to Die. You may want to run back through this week’s other deals as there were some good ones.
WORLD: “Scientists are just beginning to believe what the Bible tells us in Genesis 6:3. ‘Then the Lord said, ‘My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.’’ With that, God declared there would be no more Methuselahs, and new research published in the journal Nature is bearing that out.”
This is true: “Christians, especially in friendship, avoiding the hard conversations is far more wounding than having them!”
Jared Wilson gives credit where it’s due. “Actually, these are more like five ‘right ideas’ or five ‘right tracks’ the ‘seeker sensitive’ church growth movement started down before it veered hard into a fuller blown consumerism and became the attractional church.”
This is a pretty clever video. “Millennial International is a sponsor based program designed to help Millennials live the lives they portray on Instagram.”
Randy Alcorn: “I personally have studied the doctrine of Hell in the hopes of being able to come either to a position of universalism, or at very least the doctrine of annihilation. Unfortunately, I have not been able to do so and stay true to the Scripture I see.”
Are you listening to God as he speaks through his Word? I enjoyed this reflection…
Marks of a Healthy Church. Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman of 9Marks have partnered with Ligonier to create a teaching series surveying the marks of a healthy church. You can watch the first message for free here.
A surprising number of preachers–even veterans–get nervous before they preach.
Here are 10 solid leadership questions (though they may be a bit oversold as the greatest leadership questions ever asked!).
There is some stunning underwater footage in this video from Indonesia.
These were final reflections on the Strange Fire conference.
God delights to exalt the humble and to humble the exalted.—D.A. Carson