Every year I’ve taken a month off of blogging to rest up, recharge and catch up on a number of other projects. During that time, I’ve asked a number of friends from around the Interwebs to team up and provide great content for encouragement and enjoyment of everyone who takes the time to read this blog.
This week I’ll begin my break in earnest, popping in only for the occasional post should events warrant it, as well as handling the regular “Links I like” feature. During my time off, I’ll be catching up on a few major projects (including proposals for two books), working on a small group study for teens (more on that in a while), and maybe trying to get to bed before 1 am.
See y’all soon!
Kindle deals for Christian readers
B&H has a huge sale going on right now, with volumes from the Holman Commentary series on for $2.99:
- Judges & Ruth
- 1 & 2 Kings
- Psalms 1–75
- Psalms 76–150
- Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs
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- Minor Prophets
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Ministry in the modern church is growing ever more urban. But there are still a significant number of pastors who will fight in the trenches of kingdom warfare from a rural church. Here are 3 pieces of advice for those who would consider going to the hard places and farming communities of rural America.
Jared Wilson explains why we should stop using arguments like this one: “You should be pro-life because what if you aborted the person who would go on to cure AIDS or cancer, or end poverty?”
This was an interesting Q&A with John Piper regarding Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church. Some undoubtedly will take issue with Piper’s comments regarding abandoning the institutional church (but they shouldn’t).
Almost eight years ago, I wrote to encourage the church to pray for the Third Wave. I argued that the end of abortion as a business would be in sight when the prolife movement was not only joined, but led, by Black and Latino Christians.
I was wrong, at least partially. And I am so thankful.
…what if Jonah was a book with three chapters instead of four? A three-chapter Jonah is a powerful story of a man running from God, being transformed by God, obeying God, and witnessing a great and unexpected revival. But Jonah has four chapters, and it is in that final chapter that everything changes.