Kindle deals for Christian readers
Six books from Cruciform Press are on sale for $1.99:
- Grieving, Hope, and Solace by Al Martin
- Good News About Satan by Bob Bevington (one of my favorite books of 2015)
- Friends and Lovers by Joel Beeke
- Hit List by Brian Hedges
- Broken Vows by John Greco
- Brass Heavens by Paul Tautges
Also on sale:
- The ISIS Crisis by Charles Dyer—$3.50
- Prepare by Paul Nyquist—$3.50
- Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke—$1.99
- Great Commission Obedience by Jerry Rankin—$2.99
- A Challenge to Great Commission Obedience by Jerry Rankin—$2.99
- Prophetic Guide to the End Times by Derek Prince—$1.99
Whenever I see pictures of billboards from atheistic organizations or other advertisements from them, I tend to snicker a little to myself. It is not at the beliefs of atheists because some atheists are sincere in their objections towards God and the Christian faith (besides other religions), which actually helps me to be rational about what it is that I actually believe and hold to be the Truth. Now, although I have admired, in some instances, the ‘work ethic’ of some atheist activists (if I may refer to them in that manner), I still feel as though they put too much energy (in my humble opinion, of course) in encouraging naturalistic ideals in every aspect of society.
I really appreciated reading this post by D.L. Mayfield.
Let’s consider something new: Yuccies. Young Urban Creatives. In a nutshell, a slice of Generation Y, borne of suburban comfort, indoctrinated with the transcendent power of education, and infected by the conviction that not only do we deserve to pursue our dreams; we should profit from them.
I am the yuccie. And it sounds sort of, well, yucky.
It’s commonly assumed the New Testament authors paid paltry regard to the context surrounding their passages of choice. “With all due respect,” the thinking goes, “it sure seems they treated Scripture like a gigantic grab bag from which to cherry-pick whatever suited their needs at the moment.” Nevertheless, it’s maintained, “Even if their Old Testament excursions were exercises in missing the contextual point, the infallible end justifies the exegetically sloppy means.”
This may not be a question that previous generations of Christians could have answered. News was more localized, unless it was a massive national story, such as the assassination of President Kennedy or the attack on Pearl Harbor. There were newspapers who brought stories to our front stoops the next day, radio bulletins and “The Big Three” news outlets. Today, we know immediately when something happens. And we have immediate access to tools that allow us to express our opinions, whether or not we’ve reviewed all the facts or are qualified to respond. So how do Christians think and respond when crisis strikes in this new digital age? How does Scripture inform this?
Here are a few collected thoughts from Scripture on what it might look like to develop a distinctly Christian voice.
There is a great danger this Christmas season of missing the point. And I’m not referring simply to idolatrous consumption and materialism. I’m talking about Christmas religiosity.