Kindle deals for Christian readers
Amazon’s Big Deal sale is now on, with tons of great eBooks on sale. Here are a few standouts:
- Lit! by Tony Reinke—$1.99
- Surprised by Grace by Tullian Tchividjian—$1.99
- Churchill: A Life by Martin Gilbert—$2.99
- The Love of Wisdom: A Christian Introduction to Philosophy by James Spiegel and Steven Cowan—$1.99
Several volumes of the Holman Commentary series are also on sale for $1.99 each:
- 1 & 2 Kings
- 1 & 2 Chronicles
- 1 & 2 Corinthians
- 1 Thessalonians–Philemon
- 1 Peter–Jude
Today is also the last day to take advantage of this week’s eBook deals from Crossway:
- Jesus or Nothing by Dan DeWitt—$2.99
- Covenantal Apologetics by K. Scott Oliphint—$3.99
- Apologetics for the Twenty-first Century by Louis Markos—$3.99
- What Is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert—$3.99
- Can You Believe It’s True? by John S. Feinberg—$5.99
Cage-stage Calvinists are identifiable by their insistence on turning every discussion into an argument for limited atonement or for making it their personal mission to ensure everyone they know hears—often quite loudly—the truths of divine election. Now, having a zeal for the truth is always commendable. But a zeal for the truth that manifests itself in obnoxiousness won’t convince anyone of the biblical truth of Reformed theology. As many of us can attest from personal experience, it will actually push them away.
This is why we need mentors. We need people who have felt the pull of the plummet. We need those who have tasted the lustrous fruit and found it empty—men and women who know where the edge of the cliff is to be found.
All of these third ways regarding homosexuality end up the same way: a behavior the Bible does not accept is treated as acceptable. “Agree to disagree” sounds like a humble “meet you in the middle” compromise, but it is a subtle way of telling conservative Christians that homosexuality is not a make-or-break issue and we are wrong to make it so. No one would think of proposing a third way if the sin were racism or human trafficking. To countenance such a move would be a sign of moral bankruptcy. Faithfulness to the Word of God compels us to view sexual immorality with the same seriousness. Living an ungodly life is contrary to the sound teaching that defines the Christian (1 Tim. 1:8-11; Titus 1:16). Darkness must not be confused with light. Grace must not be confused with license. Unchecked sin must not be confused with the good news of justification apart from works of the law. Far from treating sexual deviance as a lesser ethical issue, the New Testament sees it as a matter for excommunication (1 Corinthians 5), separation (2 Cor. 6:12-20), and a temptation for perverse compromise (Jude 3-16).