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The Offense of Christ

Kevin DeYoung:

C. S. Lewis was right. Jesus cannot be just a good, moral teacher. He said so many audacious, outlandish things that he must either be a liar, a lunatic, or Lord. Jesus was not just one of many pointers; he was the point. Not just a prophet, but the fulfillment of all prophesy. Not just a lord, but the Lord of lords. Not just a godly man, but the God-man.

Final $5 Friday sale of 2012 at

Today’s $5 Friday sale at has a number of great offerings, including:

  • A Taste of Heaven by R.C. Sproul (ePub)
  • The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards by Steven Lawson (ePub)
  • Dr. Sproul’s teaching series on Contemporary Theology (audio download)

$5 Friday ends tonight at 11:59:59 Eastern.

Still Not Professionals: a free eBook from Desiring God

Yesterday, Desiring God released a free eBook, Still Not Professionals: Ten Pleas for Today’s Pastors. Here are the details:

Still Not Professionals: Ten Pleas for Today’s Pastors is a celebration and extension of John Piper’s Brothers, We Are Not Professionals. With two brief exhortations from Piper and eight others from veteran pastors, this short ebook aims to strengthen and challenge Christians in general, and pastors in particular, for the labor of everyday life and ministry. The contributors were asked to express their “heart of hearts” for fellow leaders. You’ll find these chapters tap into profound human themes, in both the pastor and his flock, and will be of use, we hope, beyond the North American context of the contributors.

Meals matter to the mission

Tim Chester:

We all have favorite images of good hospitality. I think of my friends Andy and Josie and their farmhouse kitchen: vegetables fresh with garden mud, hot buns with a shiny glaze, warmth from the old stove, and the gentle flow of conversation from which talk of God is never absent for long. As the Australian pastor Simon Carey Holt put it in one of his sermons, “Our life at the table, no matter how mundane, is sacramental—a means through which we encounter the mystery of God” (Dinner with the Family: A Sacramental Table, Luke 22:7–30).

Food connects. It connects us with family. It turns strangers into friends. And it connects us with people around the world.

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