WTS has deals on a selection of March’s new and noteworthy books.
There are some new Kindle deals to browse through today.
(Yesterday on the blog: The Real Cost of Social Media)
Todd Stryd: “We all know that God uses his people to bless others. I’m sure you’ve been there—that perfectly timed conversation where all the words were right and were said at the right time, and the runway was cleared for the good news to land and do its work. A glorious thing to behold and an honor to be a part of. At the same time, I’m sure you can remember when the exact opposite was true…”
“The culture war arrived in my hometown a few weeks ago with the approval of a new fairness ordinance by the Lincoln City Council. The ordinance is designed to provide protections against harassment and discrimination for LGBT+ people in Lincoln. But how it goes about doing that is worth considering.” This leads to some interesting observations.
“Just as the true prophets of Israel had to deal with the prophets of foreign gods and false prophets from among the people of the land, the apostles confronted false teaching from within the church and from without. The New Testament Epistles offer several characteristics of false teachers and those susceptible to their teachings.”
Many of us have been invited to weddings and, for various reasons, had to ask a question like this: Is attending a wedding an endorsement? This article answers the question well.
“God is not a he. That’s what gender theorists claim. God’s pronouns are they/them, we’re told. After all, God is an ungendered spiritual being. He’s three persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That’s a plurality of persons. Furthermore, ‘Elohim’—the ancient Hebrew word for God—is in plural form. Doesn’t all this evidence signal a reason to change how we refer to God? Should we abandon he/him and adopt they/them?”
This is a sweet example of what it’s like for us to feel secure in God’s love.
Most of us hesitate to properly manage our children’s use of their devices at least in part because we don’t care to manage our own. There’s nothing intrinsic to being a parent that gives you the right to watch endless amounts of YouTube while capping your kids at a half hour.
Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary grace.—Matthew Henry