Today is the last day to get these books focused on atheism and Christianity on sale from Crossway:
- Atheism Remix by Albert Mohler—$3.99
- Is Jesus the Only Way? by Philip Ryken—$3.99
- Reasons We Believe by Nathan Busenitz—$4.99
- Reasons for Faith by Norman Geisler and Chad Meister—$4.99
- How to Be An Atheist by Mitch Stokes—$5.99
Friend, it doesn’t matter who our leaders are or in what country we are. We are to pray for them. We are to pray for our nation and every nation, our culture and every other culture, our leaders and every other leader.
Two men both encountered Jesus. One was unwilling to lose his possessions; the other was unwilling to keep them. What made the difference? The thing they each treasured most. They each counted the cost and made their choice.
When Will Evangelicals Stop Using Video Games as a Scapegoat for Their Inability to Disciple Millennials?
Do a lot of Millennials live with their parents instead of a romantic partner? Yes.
Do a lot of Millennials play video games? Yes.
Are a lot of Millennials out of work? Yes.
Does this mean these Millennials live, as Sam calls it, “an isolated, entertainment-absorbed existence, with only the most childlike social ties (such as with parents and ‘bros’) playing a meaningful role?” Absolutely not.
The way into the kingdom life is the same way out of worldly life — death. As baptism illustrates, the way into the kingdom is the way of death, burial, and resurrection.
Go to a new place, this action commands us. Leave the old one. Abandon it and its ways, its self-idolatry in the guise of spirituality.
The departure from divine revelation has brought our culture to chaos in the area of ethics. We have lost our basis of knowledge, our epistemological foundation, for discovering the good. This is not to suggest that God has given us a codebook that is so detailed in its precepts that all ethical decisions are easy. That would be a vast oversimplification of the truth. God has not given us specific instructions for each and every possible ethical issue we face, but neither are we left to grope in the dark and to make our decisions on the basis of mere opinion. This is an important comfort to the Christian because it assures us that in dealing with ethical questions, we are never working in a vacuum. The ethical decisions that we make touch the lives of people, and mold and shape human personality and character. It is precisely at this point that we need the assistance of God’s superior wisdom.
Communion with Jesus is something – at one time – that ignited our hearts. The likely reason we felt called to vocational ministry is because our eyes were opened to the beauty of the gospel and the joy of knowing God. This produced a longing for others to know and experience it too. But ministry can become a distraction to what our souls need and long for most – the Christ we proclaim.
Bringing back the backlist: Why I won’t read your book on visiting Heaven
Not too long ago, I received a copy of one of the many books on someone’s alleged trip to heaven and back. I couldn’t bring myself to read more than a few pages before putting it down.
This was probably the biggest trend I noticed in the “Religion and Spirituality” category of publishing over the last couple of years (especially since the wild success of Heaven is for Real), one I hope won’t continue.
I chose to not read the book about visiting heaven I received—and will continue to do the same for one reason.