Kindle deals for Christian readers
Crossway’s put several volumes in the Preaching The Word commentary series on sale for $7.99:
- Judges and Ruth: God in Chaos by Barry Webb
- Job: The Wisdom of the Cross by Christopher Ash
- Proverbs: Wisdom that Works by Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
- Deuteronomy: Loving Obedience to a Loving God by Ajith Fernando
- Numbers: God’s Presence in the Wilderness by Iain M. Duguid
But even more scary to me are the words of Jesus: “Woe to you, when all people speak well of you” (Luke 6:26). After his first sermon proclaiming good news to the poor, people wanted to throw him off a cliff (Luke 4:16–29). Time and again in Scripture, we see Jesus upsetting the religious establishment of his day in order for God’s kingdom to advance. To put it mildly, Jesus was peacefully disruptive.
My comfort disappeared when my alma mater, Liberty University, chose to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (this coming Monday) by featuring Donald Trump as the convocation speaker.
In other words, “Progressive Evangelicals” using Kirk’s same theological principles in Latin America, Africa, or Asia might correct the Bible in light of Jesus far differently than a White Westerner steeped in identity-politics. And at that point, how do you adjudicate in a way that isn’t just a blatant appeal to cultural prejudice? Or variable human reason? Or different human experiences?
I learned something new!
In which Tim Challies exposes Amazon trolls.
Here is my proposal: Can we agree that the answer to whether or not Christians and Muslims “worship the same God” has a yes-and-no answer, depending on the meaning, but that Jesus taught that the following is true of all people, whether professing Jews, Christians, or Muslims?
This was kind of fun (note: there’s a bit of mild profanity toward the end).