What is this thing?!?
Watch what happens when kids are introduced to a brand-new piece of technology… the Walkman!
HT: Mike Leake
Kindle deal recap
Here’s a look back at this week’s Kindle deals—most of these end Monday, so act before it’s too late:
- The Cross in the Experience of Our Lord by R.A.Finlayson—$2.99
- 14 Words From Jesus by James Boice & Philip Ryken—$2.99
- The Unexpected Jesus by R.C. Sproul—$3.99
- The Work of Christ by R.C. Sproul—1¢
- Old Story New by Marty Machowski—1¢
- Saved Without a Doubt by John MacArthur—1¢
- The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung—99¢
- From Glory to Golgotha by Donald MacLeod—$2.99
- A Call to Spiritual Reformation by D.A.Carson—$3.99
- Preaching to a Post-Everything World by Zack Eswine—$3.99
- Preach: Theology Meets Practice by Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert—99¢
- Captivated: Beholding the Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection by Thabiti Anyabwile—$2.99
- Raised?: Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection by Jonathan Dodson and Brad Watson—$3.49
- The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever—99¢
- An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture by Andrew Davis—99¢
- Atheism Remix by Al Mohler—$1.99
- Preaching the Cross by the Together for the Gospel speakers—$3.99
- Truth Endures by John MacArthur—$3.99
And finally, four by Francis Chan:
For many, last year’s Boston Marathon will be an event that carries within it triumph and tragedy in a single memory. The triumph of training for and finishing a marathon and the tragedy of Boston’s bombings have enabled many runners to forge a new path, with no clear route ahead. Running a marathon is an appointment with pain; returning to Boston—for the competitor and spectator alike—is to face a new kind of pain in and of itself. The past year has provided individuals with a variety of ways to process the event: taking time away from the sport, meeting with counselors, and talking with those closest to them. And maybe for some the best way to heal was to take some time away from the sport; for others, the tragedy has given a new meaning to their time running—a renewed commitment to the sport amid adversity, demonstrating strength and resilience, which are key for runners, especially marathoners. It has provided a new sense of motivation for those runners, who are empowering themselves and others to dig deeper and push through the physical and emotional pain involved in running a marathon.
Preparing a sermon is one of the most gratifying and the most difficult tasks you’ll ever face. There is joy in finding meaning in the text, in finding structure, in developing just the right outline, in discovering the perfect illustration. But there is also labor and, at times, intense spiritual warfare. I am a relative newcomer to preaching and as I’ve prepared sermons I’ve relied on others to teach me how to pray and how to prepare. Here are two lists that have been very helpful to me. I combine them into what I affectionately call my Preacher’s Cheat-Sheet.
Earlier this week I was talking to a number of unbelievers about Jesus. In the midst of the conversation one told me that he can see the future. He said that he has, on a few occasions, been able to see what was going to happen. He pointed to his buddy for confirmation and, as you’d expect, got the requisite head nod. I know that in this conversation I cannot slash the tires of his experience. If I even pull out the knife of reason or testing he will shut me down. Personal experience and our interpretation of it is the authority. We might call it Sola Experiencia.