Today’s Kindle deals include some contemporary books along with some classics. I believe this is the first time I’ve seen the price drop on Mez McConnell’s The Creaking on the Stairs.
(Yesterday on the blog: Black Friday 2020 Deals for Christians)
“One of the most treacherous lies we can believe about sin, especially sin we consider private or secret, is that we can keep its consequences to ourselves. That we will be the only ones — if anyone — affected. We rarely consider how our sin inevitably influences others in one way or another.”
This is quite an interesting examination of what ancient Egyptian sounded like. That’s a language that must figure prominently in several of the Bible’s key narratives.
It’s quite simple, really.
While I discourage this as a primary method of reading the Bible, and while I’d want to be careful about always attributing too much significance to the “random” passage that shows up, I do think there can be value in it at times.
Carl Trueman tells the truth about expressive individualism. “Expressive individualism is a term used by philosophers such as Charles Taylor to talk about the way we think about being selves in the present day. Expressive individualism particularly refers to the idea that in order to be fulfilled, in order to be an authentic person, in order to be genuinely me, I need to be able to express outwardly or perform publicly that which I feel I am inside.”
Sometimes the best words to say during a Bible study are “I don’t know.” That’s especially true if you are the leader.
Jen Wilkin explains.
To honor and obey parents is to honor and obey God. And those who give such honor and obedience to their parents open themselves to special blessings.