My gratitude goes to Children’s Hunger Fund for sponsoring the blog this week. CHF is a nonprofit that serves in 31 countries and seeks to “deliver hope to suffering children by equipping local churches for gospel-centered mercy ministry.”
Westminster Books has lots of deals on books for kids.
Today’s Kindle deals include several good options for collectors. Also, I will have more to say about this next week, but collectors of commentaries will want to know that Eerdmans has all of theirs on sale at an 80% discount in the Kindle editions. That includes the excellent New International Commentary on the Old Testament, New International Commentary on the New Testament, New International Greek Testament Commentary, and the Pillar New Testament Commentary. They have had some trouble getting the prices to change, but most have made the jump. You may need to click on the individual volumes rather than look at the listings to see the price changes. This pricing applies to Kindle US only.
(Yesterday on the blog: You Are Still a Mother)
Akos Balogh asks an important question: “Where is the push for Skynet level AI coming from?” Who is so obsessed with creating that kind of AI and what is the rationale?
In this video, Matthew Martens answers some common questions about the criminal justice system in the US.
I really appreciated this little tribute to Keith Green whose music made a big impact on my life, too.
I think you’ll enjoy this new rendition of “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” from the Gettys.
Justin Huffman: “I was thinking this past week about cases where a person who has been a professed believer, maybe even a well-known Christian leader, falls into public sin or even apostasy, walking away from the Christian faith. Sadly, there have been many such cases in the news lately.”
Stephen offers some helpful ways to encourage different cultural expressions in a local church. “In a multicultural church, it can be easy to let the dominant culture dominate everything. it is especially hard when your elders are drawn from the same culture but are called to care for people from a variety of different cultures. That isn’t always a result of cultural expectations and filters stopping us recognising minority culture leaders so much as there simply not always being – for a variety of reasons – people from minority cultures gifted to the church as elders even though the church might dearly love to appoint some.”
The sure path to ruining Christmas is to make it an obligatory holiday or a mark of Christian maturity.
…when we cling to a grudge, we live within a dungeon of our own construction; we are trapped in the bondage of our own unforgiving hearts.—Alistair Begg