Kindle deals for Christian readers
Crossway’s weekly deals center around devotionals:
- The Dawning of Indestructible Joy by John Piper—99¢
- Comforts from the Cross by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick—$2.99
- Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman—$3.99
- New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp—$4.99
Also check out:
- Finally Free by Heath Lambert—$1.99 (ends today)
- Each for the Other by Bryan Chapell—$1.99
- Everyone’s a Theologian by R.C. Sproul—$3.99
- The Daring Mission of William Tyndale by Steven Lawson—$3.99
- Doxology and Theology by Matt Boswell—99¢
This is a helpful (and mostly true) list for y’all.
When God created Adam, he set apart sacred space in which he would enter into fellowship with his newly created image bearer. Just as He had created time and space (Gen. 1:1-2), setting apart a portion of that time to be sacred unto Him, so the Lord set apart a portion of sacred space in which man would worship Him. While the story arc of Scripture is that of man’s fall from fellowship with God and of his great rebellion against the God who had created him for fellowship with Himself, the climax is the restoration of man to fellowship with Himself in the New Heavens and the New Earth–the renewed Garden paradise from which Adam was exiled. Consider the six following thoughts on the importance of sacred space in the Scriptures.
But is money more spiritually dangerous than theology? The answer may be trickier than we think, especially within the numbing comfort of a proudly affluent and educated American Church. Money is a tangible, countable, often visible god. Theology, on the other hand — if it is cut off from truly knowing and enjoying God himself — can be a soothing, subtle, superficially spiritual god. Both are deadly, but one lulls us into a proud, intellectual, and purely cosmetic confidence and rest before God. Theology will kill you if it does not kindle a deep and abiding love for the God of the Bible, and if it does not inspire a desire for his glory, and not ultimately our own.
I am not a fan of linguistic legalism and I recognize the need for terminological shortcuts, but I am an advocate for clarity, and the use of an ambiguous term like literal can create confusion. It’s a single term with multiple meanings and connotations—which is true of many words—but the problem is that many assume it means only one thing.
This is 47 minutes long, but it’s very interesting.
I had no idea Tom was banned in Portugal…