Kindle deals for Christian readers
This week’s Kindle deals from Crossway focus on some great books about Jesus and the gospels:
- Can We Trust the Gospels? by Mark D. Roberts—$1.99
- The Wonder-Working God and The Storytelling God by Jared Wilson—$2.99 each
- The Man Christ Jesus by Bruce A. Ware—$2.99
- Discovering Jesus? by T. D. Alexander—$2.99
Also on sale is Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Thom S. Rainer ($2.99).
This was fascinating.
When a prophet calls down fire from heaven, it’s wise to stand to the side.
That’s how I felt a few weeks ago when John Perkins, the revered preacher and civil rights activist, brought up prosperity gospel pastor Creflo Dollar during a live interview I was conducting with Perkins at a summit on racial reconciliation. Perkins lamented that there are so few accredited African-American evangelical schools in the United States while at the same time Dollar is asking for money for a $65 million dollar private jet. “That’s almost witchcraft,” he said.
The more I’ve thought of that over the past few weeks, the more I’m convinced that Perkins is right. The prosperity gospel is a barrier to racial reconciliation.
C. Michael Patton offers a fairly decisive answer, citing the works of the early church fathers themselves.
Douglas Wilson provides some interesting commentary following his recent involuntary blogging break:
Liberals really hate freedom of speech. They loathe it. They are currently involved in far more than just trying to shut down speech that is inconvenient to this particular project of theirs or that one. They are engaged in rejecting the whole idea of free speech in toto. They have gotten to the point where they object to freedom of speech in principle. William F. Buckley once said that liberals give great lip service to the idea of hearing other points of view, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other points of view. That tendency, which Buckley observed, has now officially metastasized.
So in pursuit of gratifying this strange animus, they will employ any number of tricks to silence dissent. But I will content myself here with simply listing two or three of them.
Stephen J. Nichols:
There are many who are telling us the time is coming in our American context that might very well resemble the times of the first century for the first-century church. The opposition is mounting. The foe is formidable. Many of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the globe already find themselves in situations not unlike Paul and the first-century Christians. Their “Praetorian Guard” is a force to be reckoned with. Despite that, they preach the gospel.