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Free ESV Bible with the Faithlife Study Bible App

From now until August 10, get the ESV Bible free when you download the Faithlife Study Bible app. Here’s a quick promo video about the app and the promotion:

Learn more here and download the app for your iOS or Android device, or Kindle Fire.

When Obedience is Awkward

Mike Leake:

With all the power he could muster, he wrapped his tiny hands around daddy’s power drill/driver. He was given the task of screwing a couple of screws into the wall. He took both of his little hands and hoisted the monster up to the screw. It took him a couple of minutes to get it positioned…

Then he pulled the trigger.

Kindle deals for Christian readers

Here are a few new deals for the Kindle:

Am I Called? by Dave Harvey—$1.99

Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being by Zack Eswine—$2.99 (see my review here)

Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp—$3.99 (see my review here)

Preaching Christ in All of Scripture by Edmund P. Clowney—$2.99

Gospel-Centered Disciplieship by Jonathan Dodson—$2.99

A Few Thoughts About Being Ordinary Christians

Tim Brister:

In case you did not know, there’s an ongoing debate regarding “radical” Christianity and “ordinary” (mundane/normal) Christianity.

Really. [Pardon the intensifier]

Best-selling books and viral blogposts have littered the evangelical landscape the last few years, and I’ve tried to keep up with the latest installments in this ongoing debate. I respect and appreciate the men on both sides of the debate, and while I may not be offering anything necessarily new, I’d like to offer a few thoughts.

Truth We Believe and Songs We Sing

Don Carson, Keith Getty and Matt Boswell discuss:

The Ordinary is not Comfortable: Richard Stearns’ “Radical” Misreading

Matt Anderson:

My real disagreement is when Stearnes suggests that I was “encouraging Christians to play it safe, keep it comfortable.”

It is wholly possible that the good Samaritan was rather uncomfortable through the whole thing.  The reasons for treating the moment as a paradigmatic act of charity need no rehearsing here, but suffice to say that when I raised the point I was not suggesting that the Samaritan found the work before him easy.

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