Kindle deals for Christian readers
Lots of new deals for you today:
- A Theology for Family Ministry by Michael and Michelle Anthony—$3.99
- Christian Leadership Essentials by David S Dockery—$2.99
- Ministry Is… by Dave Earley—$2.99
- Pastoral Leadership is… by Dave Earley—$2.99
- Disciple Making Is… by Dave Earley—$2.99
- Those Who Must Give an Account by John Hammett—$2.99
- Spin-Off Churches by Harrison and Cheyney—99¢
- Brothers, We Are Not Professionals by John Piper—$2.99
- Augustine as Mentor by Edward Smither—$2.99
- Great Commission to Worship by David Wheeler—$2.99
- Transformational Church by Thom Rainer—99¢
- God on Sex by Daniel Akin—99¢
- Evangelism by John Terry—99¢ (today only)
- To Live is Christ to Die is Gain by Matt Chandler—$2.99
Finally, Zondervan’s put a whole bunch of Lee Strobel’s books on sale for between $1.99 and $2.99, including:
As a dad, I pray for each of my kids just about every day, and I take it as both a joy and responsibility to bring them before the Lord. Praying for the kids is a helpful way of training myself to remember that they are his before they are mine, and that any good they experience will ultimately find its source in God himself. And I believe that prayer works—that God hears a father’s prayers for his children, and that he delights to answer those prayers. One of my most common prayers for my girls is a pray for their protection. Here is how I pray for God to protect them.
The discussion of whether or not parents should vaccinate their children has been going on in some circles for years, but recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States have brought the conversation to a fever pitch. As Ross Douthat has recognized, vaccine skepticism occurs on a spectrum and has a wide range of motivating factors. When faced with the various questions that arise from so many different perspectives, the vaccine conversation sometimes sounds more like a cacophony. In the midst of the confusion, Christians should lead the way as those who wisely weigh the evidence and act accordingly for the good of those around them.
We are coming up on a thousand years, and Christians still haven’t made up for the Crusades. No matter how many times Billy Graham makes the most admired list, we’ll still have the Crusades to deal with. When President Obama encouraged humility in denouncing ISIS today in light of the Crusades from close to a millennium ago, he may have been making a clumsy moral equivalence argument, but he was only voicing what many Americans (and many Christians) have articulated before. Remember the faux confessional booths from way back in the 2000’s when Christians would apologize to non-Christians for the Crusades? If there is one thing in our collective history that we cannot apologize for enough it is the history conjured up by pictures like the one in this post.
Yet, for all the times we’ve lamented the Crusades, how many of us know more than two sentences about them? Isn’t it wise to know at least a little something about the Crusades before we borrow them to get an advanced degree in self-recrimination?
If you don’t at least chuckle at this, well…
This is a really good interview with R.C. Sproul.