Kindle deals for Christian readers
This week’s Kindle deals from Crossway are focused on apologetics:
- Jesus or Nothing by Dan DeWitt—$2.99
- Covenantal Apologetics by K. Scott Oliphint—$3.99
- Apologetics for the Twenty-first Century by Louis Markos—$3.99
- What Is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert—$3.99
- Can You Believe It’s True? by John S. Feinberg—$5.99
Get all of them, if you can.
Why Jerram Barrs read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows six times in six months
This is really interesting:
HT: Justin Taylor
Moses knew himself, a dying man preaching to dying men (to use Baxter’s phrase). As a result, he did not long for such temporal and base things like what the crowd would think of him, how they would remember him, or how he would feel saying what needed to be said. Instead, he pleaded the living word of the living God! And in his prayer he struck the flint for God to light up his people with an awareness of God’s awesomeness and sin’s repulsiveness. Oh, that more preachers would preach a deep awareness of their own mortality as well as God’s eternality!
Douglas Groothuis encourages us to only use this word for what it actually communicates.
Conversation has fallen on hard times.
Let’s face it, most of us find talking to strangers to be a rarity. This is our new societal reality. The in-between moments of life — running errands and picking up carry-out — are now filled with checking our mobile devices. We’d rather scroll through our Twitter feed than venture out with the risky words of a bygone era, “Hi, what’s your name?” But more than that, when we actually make plans for conversation apart from business, it can sound more like a threat than an invitation.