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Christian Audio’s free book of the month is AHA by Kyle Idleman. The free resource for Logos Bible Software is a commentary on Amos by Gary V. Smith. Irvin Busenitz’s commentary on Joel & Obadiah is $1.99.
This was a nice piece on the new NIV Zondervan Study Bible.
Trump is a lot of things, but stupid isn’t one of them. He clearly determined that the only way to win the Republican nomination was through an appeal to the conservative evangelical vote. Despite his multiple divorces and remarriages, longtime support for abortion rights (until recently) and prideful self-aggrandizement, Trump has emerged as the favored candidate of evangelical voters.
I love systematic theology. I have for a long time. I plan on immersing myself in it for the rest of my life. I hope my congregation will too. I hope especially that pastors will make the study of systematic theology a lifelong pursuit. Yes, I really believe systematic theology is that important.
It might have gone like that. We don’t exactly know. We don’t know if Antipas had a family. We don’t know what he did for a living. We don’t know if he was a young or an old man. We don’t know anything else except what we find in this one, single statement in the passage for the morning. We know that he stood under persecution and we know that he was martyred for the sake of Christ.
We don’t know much else. But Jesus does.
Accounts of celebrities, politicians, and community leaders have now been leaked and reported; public apologies have been released. It sounds like more will follow in the weeks ahead. This is serious. These are people in the public eye I wouldn’t have expected; people in ministry and positions of influence, like reality TV’s Josh Duggar, popular vlogger Sam Rader, and Ligonier Ministries’ R. C. Sproul Jr. All have confessed their wrongs—Duggar admitted to infidelity and checked into rehab; Rader and Sproul have both admitted to an account but clarified an affair had never taken place. All now face the searing heat of the spotlight that had once been so kind to them.
Our media-saturated lives offer regular opportunities to make private details public. How do we know when to feed our hunger and when to starve it?