Matthew Lee Anderson:
The final paradox of emphasizing a radical faith is that the language of commitment and really risks allowing the very secularism they decry in through the back door. By emphasizing the interior aspect of faith over the formal and distinctive elements of Christian worship—Communion, baptism, corporate singing—they risk missing just how secularized our communal life as Christians has become. It is easy to see signs of secularism in how Christians live from Monday to Saturday. But what about on Sunday morning?
Cheap eBooks for the Kindle
Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon by Bryan Chapell is on sale for $3.99! This book is required reading for all prospective preachers. Also on sale:
- Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages by Haddon W. Robinson—$3.99
- Hell Is Real (But I Hate to Admit It) by Brian Jones—$1.93
- The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything by Fred Sanders—$3.71
- Trials of Theology by Brian Rosner and Andrew Cameron—$2.99
- Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas—$3.33
- The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter—98¢
- The Essential Works of Horatius Bonar—$1.94
- Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian—$4.48
- The Mystery of the Holy Spirit by R.C. Sproul—$2.99
I spend so much time trying to be strong that I have a hard time making sense of what the Bible says about weakness.
“I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,” the apostle Paul writes. Later he says, “For when I am weak, then I am strong.” What kind of Kingdom math is this? And if it’s true, why do we try so hard to be strong?
Early this week, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected as the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Here are nine things you should know about the papacy.