Kindle deals for Christian readers
I Am a Church Member by Thom Rainer is 99¢ through the end of the day. His latest, I Will: Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian, is available now for $6.99. Also on sale:
- Nobodies for Jesus by Chuck Lawless—$4.97
- Concentric Circles of Concern: Seven Stages for Making Disciples by W. Oscar Thompson—$2.99
- The Five Smooth Stones by Robertson McQuilkin—99¢
- And the Place Was Shaken by John Franklin—$2.99
- Revelation by Paige Patterson ( from The New American Commentary series)—$2.99
- Mormonism Unmasked by R Phillip Roberts—$2.99
- John Newton on the Christian Life by Tony Reinke—$5.99 (the only book on my summer reading list I’ve not started)
- John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace by Jonathan Aitken—$5.99
- Suburbianity by Byron Yawn—$2.99
I was going to a play date for the first time at my Muslim friend’s house. I’ve never felt afraid before, but today was different. What if I was wrong about her intentions?
It had been nearly one week after the horrible shooting in Chattanooga. Many here are asking the typical questions. Why did this happen? How could this happen? But those aren’t exactly the right questions when we remember our world is deeply fallen, captive to sin and death. This is a temporary place. Sin abounds and it’s only the grace of God that holds it back in each of us.
Who is capable of being a murderer? Any of us. We are all born with a sin nature. We all need a Savior to rescue us from that. We all need hope. We all need the gospel.
Nancy Guthrie writes to women in light of the ongoingPlanned Parenthood scandal.
Every now and then I read something which seems to capture the spirit of the age. A friend recently forwarded me one such item, calling for the government to provide free menstrual pads and tampons to women. So far, so Old Left. I disagree with the conclusion but I do understand the argument. It is set forth with a logic that is clear and comprehensible. The author and I may differ in our politics but we speak the same language.
It was not, however, the main article which caught my eye. Rather it was the editor’s note at the start.
Every preacher has preached a bad sermon. If you think you haven’t, then you probably have preached a bunch of bad sermons. It will happen to all of us. Sometimes it won’t just be bad, but a disaster! When a sermon doesn’t go well, most of us get very discouraged and if the despair is great enough, it might cause us to question whether we should continue to preach at all. I bet no one can top the disaster of John Newton’s first sermon as he described it to a friend in a letter he wrote the next day.
This was terrifically ridiculous (Note: there’s a bit of inappropriate language at around the 3 minute mark):