Today’s Kindle deals include quite a few good-quality books.
(Yesterday on the blog: Don’t Leave Jesus Out of Your Marriage)
“A week after trustees voted to immediately shift Paige Patterson to ‘president emeritus’ at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), the board’s executive committee has stripped the Southern Baptist stalwart of all ‘benefits, rights and privileges.’ In a statement announcing Patterson’s termination, the committee stated today that it had confirmed information regarding reports that he mishandled a sexual abuse allegation while president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS).”
“In Christ’s earthly ministry, the Jewish people were expecting him to raise an army like any earthly kind would in order to resuscitate the Davidic kingdom (e.g., John 6:15). This was on their minds when Jesus entered Jerusalem in a royal ‘parousia’ mounted on a donkey.”
“‘What are the most common mistakes new pastors make?’ Dr. Hershael York answers in Honest Answers”
You may have heard about the upcoming Revoice Conference coming to Memorial Presbyterian Church (PCA) in St. Louis at the end of July. The goal of the conference is stated succinctly: ‘Supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can experience the life-giving character of the historic Christian tradition.’ The plenary speakers are well-known in the celibate gay identity movement, a movement in which many authors and writers are happy to embrace the self-description ‘gay Christian.’”
Jennifer Weitz writes, “May 10, 2018 was the most beautiful yet painful day of our lives. Our long-awaited daughter, Dayna Euphemia, safely entered into the world and became part of our family. This is our family’s story about the pain, hope, sorrow and joy that have come with the twists and turns in the adventure that is our life – an adventure we’ve learned can’t be scripted.”
“Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released a very significant decision regarding religious freedom in Canada.”
“There is something tempting about being a cultural warrior. We jump into battle on social media, in our Sunday School lessons, occasionally in our work. Our day seems ripe for war. We hear of wars and rumors of wars. There is no shortage of cultural landmines to step on, or ideological trip-wires to activate. Daily we’re provided with new fronts for the battle. There are many thoughts to contradict and many philosophies to oppose (Col 2:8).”
Satan hates God and hates anyone created in the image of God. He has made a long and intense study of humanity. He knows our strengths and weaknesses. He knows our secret desires. Satan knows how to custom-craft temptations to fit each one of us.
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The gospel is where perfectionism goes to die.—Jaquelle Crowe