Today’s Kindle deals include just one book, but it’s one of my all-time favorite Puritan works.
I’m excited to announce a new study guide and teaching slides for one of my new booklets, The Commandment We Forgot. Purchase them through Visual Theology.
(Yesterday on the blog: What Do We Do with the King James Version?)
Emma Green writes, “The first time Ashley McGuire had a baby, she and her husband had to wait 20 weeks to learn its sex. By her third, they found out at 10 weeks with a blood test. Technology has defined her pregnancies, she told me, from the apps that track weekly development to the ultrasounds that show the growing child. ‘My generation has grown up under an entirely different world of science and technology than the Roe generation,’ she said. ‘We’re in a culture that is science-obsessed.’”
“Texting has many uses in ministry, but it lacks the face-to-face element that some situations require. Emojis don’t always cut it. There are some situations in which you shouldn’t text as part of your ministry.”
Jonathan Leeman writes, “Churches should work hard against the possibility of abusive church discipline, and we should act quickly against it. In my writing and speaking on this topic, most of the churches I address suffer from complacency and laxity in discipline. A few, however, approach it too stridently.”
“In a recent interview on CNN, Dr. Jerry Fallwell Jr. said, ‘Jesus said if you lust…in your heart, it’s the same as committing adultery.’ We need to be really clear…that is not what Jesus said.”
“Evolution may or may not be a religion, as its critics aver, but it certainly has a holy saint who must not be criticized: Charles Darwin. It’s been hilarious to observe the outrage, the fury, the uncontrollable rage pouring out from committed evolutionists who are horrified by the perceived blasphemies in the latest book by British novelist and biographer A. N. Wilson, Charles Darwin, Victorian Mythmaker.“
“Rachael Denhollander represents the best expression of the #MeToo movement. Her testimony against the former Team USA gymnastics doctor who molested her was without a doubt one of the most moving and impactful examples of public rhetoric our culture has ever seen. It should be required viewing for every doctor, pastor, coach, teacher, politician and employer in this country.” Yet there are also areas where we do well to be cautious.
No one will agree with all of this, but it is interesting nevertheless.
Do you want to know how to make a Calvinist angry? Do you want to know how to offend a whole room full of them? Just bring up the old line about Reformed theology being incompatible with evangelism.
Jesus did not abandon us despite all his own suffering. Do you think he would abandon you now in the midst of yours?—Tim Keller