Kindle deals for Christian readers
Just a few deals today:
- Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards—$2.99
- The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel—$2.99
- The Apologetics Study Bible—$2.99
- On Guard by William Lane Craig—99¢
- A Handbook for Minister’s Wives by Dorothy Patterson—99¢
- Visions of Vocation by Steven Garber—$2.99
Bob Kauflin’s new book, True Worshippers: Seeking What Matters to God, is on sale at Westminster Books right now for as low as $6.50 (when you buy five or more copies). There are so few good books on this subject, and I’m hopeful that this is going to be one of them (especially if it’s in line with Bob’s recent articles calling out the goofy things we do on Sundays).
Chris Martin on two problems with the “Don’t put God in a box” philosophy.
There is no magic bullet that can make the pain of having a miscarriage disappear. However, in my quest to love women who have experienced this loss (Romans 12:15), and as a woman who has been touched by it herself, there are a few things that have been comforting reminders of how the Lord uses his people to care for one another.
Today, we still face a choice between following one who came as a humble Redeemer or one who would spark a revolution through any means necessary. Far too frequently, I fear we choose the latter, while claiming we are serving the former.
Lisa Cannon Green:
Though pastors are stressed about money and overwhelming ministry demands, only one percent abandon the pulpit each year, LifeWay Research finds.
In a first-of-its-kind study, LifeWay Research surveyed 1,500 pastors of evangelical and historically black churches and found an estimated 13 percent of senior pastors in 2005 had left the pastorate ten years later for reasons other than death or retirement.
…given the fact that our lives are short and that there are things we know that we would be a waste of time for us to read–are there guiding principles to help us know what we ought to read as we seek to grow spiritually and intellectually to the glory of God? Here are a few personal commitments that I have found helpful in seeking to redeem the time in the realm of reading.
Waiting for the ink to dry on my recent PhD diploma, I began reflecting on the last several years of academic activity. Several questions quickly arose in my mind. Does the church need more trained servants with PhDs? With the rise in number of people with PhDs and significant instability in many sectors of Christian higher education, can I, in good conscience, encourage others to pursue PhDs? The title “independent scholar” is becoming increasingly commonplace at academic meetings, and a brief survey of the employment center at an annual Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) meeting reveals the days of getting a degree and simply walking into a professorship are long gone. So, if the PhD no longer holds the same career-enabling power as a “union card” for the academy, why go through the trouble?