Kindle deals for Christian readers
Today’s the last day to get these titles in John Piper’s The Swans Are Not Silent series on sale for $3.99:
- The Legacy of Sovereign Joy
- The Hidden Smile of God
- The Roots of Endurance
- Contending for Our All
- Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ
Also on sale:
- What is the Great Commission? by R.C. Sproul—Free
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand—$1.99 (if you haven’t read it already, do; it’s brilliant)
- Managing God’s Money by Randy Alcorn—$4.61
- When the Darkness Will Not Lift by John Piper—$4.61
- Brothers, We Are Not Professionals by John Piper—99¢
B&H has a number of volumes from the Perspectives series on sale:
- Perspectives on the Doctrine of God—$2.99
- Perspectives on the Ending of Mark—$2.99
- Perspectives on the Sabbath—$2.99
- Perspectives on Your Child’s Education—99¢
- Perspectives on Family Ministry—$2.99
- Perspectives on Election—$2.99
- Perspective on Children’s Spiritual Formation—$2.99
- Perspectives on Church Government—$2.99
- Perspectives on Christian Worship—$2.99
- Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement: 3 Views—99¢
- Perspectives on Israel and the Church—$2.99
What’s the one thing a church needs from its pastor?
Loved my friend Matt’s answer to this question:
But sometimes we are confronted with such naked, aggressively obvious journalistic mischief that to not call it out would be to bury our heads and consciences in the sand. And then other times, the way something is misreported or misrepresented can be far more than a political scrimmage or a culture war skirmish; sometimes bad journalism is a matter of life and death.
In the case of big media, abortion, and the Planned Parenthood expose videos, we have a case of both.
There’s a growing trend I’ve noticed and have become concerned about: namely, that people who are anti-judgmental are SO judgmental of anyone else they perceive to be passing judgment. One, they’re often wrong; two, they’re just as harsh as those they condemn and continuously assume the worst.
In the painful years of waiting for God to answer our prayers for a child this side of heaven, we never dreamed he would have given us two at once. When we stare at the faces of our twin boys, in all their boundless energy of toddlerhood, and now as we stare too at the face of our newborn son, we are regularly brought to worship the God who not only answered our prayer, but answered more abundantly than we could have imagined.
Inauthentic ministry was a charge leveled against Paul. The Corinthians said that there was discrepancy between the way he wrote his letters and the way he was in person: “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account” (2 Cor. 10:10). It is a serious charge, and in his second letter to the church at Corinth, Paul spends almost the entire time defending himself. The critique came from jealousy and therefore bore no legitimacy. But the fact is, the charge can be true—not of Paul, but of us. Leadership calls for genuineness, authenticity and transparency.