May the Lord of peace bless you richly this weekend.
Let me offer another reminder that my forthcoming devotional book Knowing and Enjoying God is now available for pre-order. Thanks for considering it!
Today’s Kindle deals include some newer books and some older books.
(Yesterday on the blog: We Cannot Be Faultless (But May Still Be Blameless))
“Netflix’s latest original documentary, Pray Away—about the reparative therapy organization Exodus International—is yet another thinly veiled attack on Christianity by Hollywood.” So says Becket Cook writing for TGC.
These could be some good and helpful conversation points.
“I invite you, Christ-follower, to quiet your soul. Turn down the volume. Walk away from the chatter; the soul crushing opinions of this world. Find a quiet space, for only you and your Bible.”
“Persecution is coming. Wolves in sheep’s clothing are coming. Suffering, awakening, complexity, breakthrough. How can I wish that you be just like me when I know that our differences are divinely ordained in order that we might face these challenges faithfully? No, if everyone on my team was wired just like me, we would all die prematurely – metaphorically, and perhaps even literally.”
Bruce Ashford explains how politics has begun to replace religion in America. “America has always been more religiously devout than other Western democracies. But now, like them, it has begun to secularize rapidly. And, as religion has declined, political ideology has intensified, society has fragmented, and cultural common ground has disintegrated. As a result, politics is increasingly divisive and existentially fraught.”
Michael Haykin: “These men and a host of other godly men and women of that era knew the dangers of theological controversy, though there were some people who, by their public speech, seemed to live for a theological brouhaha.”
Practice generosity rather than gluttony by holding to your books with open hands rather than closed hands.
As the fear of the Lord grows, it outgrows, eclipses, consumes, and destroys all rival fears.—Michael Reeves