Kindle deals for Christian readers
A few deals on titles by R.C. Sproul:
- The Promises of God—FREE (ends today!)
- How Then Shall We Worship?—$1.99
- The Work of Christ—$2.51
- God’s Love—$1.99
- Pleasing God—$1.99
Also on sale:
- Preaching for God’s Glory by Alistair Begg—$4.43
- Christian Mission in the Modern World by John Stott—$5.07
I took my first vocational ministry position the summer I graduated high school (1994), becoming the youth minister for Zion Chinese Baptist Church. (You read that right.) In the twenty years since, I’ve heard a lot of good words on ministry and ministry life, and while a lot has been good, a few choice bits of wisdom have stuck with me since I heard them and have proven truer and truer over the years. Here are just five.
Today you can get the ePub edition of 1-2 Peter, from the St. Andrew’s commentary series by R.C. Sproul, for only $5 in today’s $5 Friday sale at Ligonier.org. Other items on sale:
- Loved by God teaching series by R.C. Sproul (DVD)
- The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards by Steven Lawson (ePub)
- God in Our Midst by Daniel Hyde (hardcover)
$5 Friday ends tonight at 11:59:59 PM Eastern.
Amy Julia Becker on her recent experience at a conference hosted by the Biologos Foundation:
At the conference, we didn’t talk much about human uniqueness, or the doctrine of the imago dei (image of God), as it turns out. We did hear some compelling presentations regarding evolution, the very very old age of the earth and the surrounding cosmos, and the puzzling (from a Scriptural perspective) scientific conclusion that we are descended from thousands of humans rather than a solitary Adam and Eve. (This final point does not preclude the possibility of an Adam and an Eve existing and being singled out by God for a purpose, but it does lead to lots of speculation without any conclusive proof.)
For me, the experience resulted not so much in affirming my views on science, but rather in reminding me of the ways in which, as the Psalmist writes, “the heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1).
God can use programs. I know people who have come to faith at evangelistic events. For the record, I often promote and speak at evangelistic programs. But I don’t think programs are the most effective, or even the primary, way we should do evangelism.
Since writing “Getting Married Is Not Enough to Fight Sexual Temptation,” I’ve realized that I made certain assumptions that I did not articulate well, assumptions that are essential to explaining why I both embrace Paul’s advice to marry to avoid sexual temptation as well as why I’m uncomfortable with evangelicals offering the very same advice. Truthfully, it has little to do with the timing of marriage so much as the presuppositions we have about marriage, singleness, and sexuality.
Brian Hutchinson offers a look at what is likely to be an all-too-common occurrence in the near future in Canada.