Kindle deals for Christian readers
A couple of deals to consider:
- Then Sings My Soul, volume one and volume three both by Robert J. Morgan—$1.99 each (I’ve not read them, but they caught my attention)
- Life in the Balance by Joni Eareckson Tada—$1.99
- The Great Books Reader by John Mark Reynolds—$2.99
When life is emotionally difficult or I am struggling with sin, I’m afraid to raise my hand and ask for help. I’m afraid to draw attention to myself, admit my weaknesses, or confess my need for fear of inconveniencing others or being rejected. I tell myself just to push through it, that I’ll figure it out somehow. So often I sit with tears in my eyes and a pencil poised over a problem I don’t know how to solve while the Lord patiently questions why I haven’t asked for help. “You have asked Me for help, but have you asked the loving, wise people I’ve purposefully put in your life? They are my answer to you.”
Justin Taylor shares his unabridged comments from the recent Relevant Magazine piece on Bell.
The numbers are a little older, but this is a neat infographic that gives a bit of perspective to the whole overpopulation rhetoric. (Assume all caveats about responsible consumption, soil erosion, etc. are in place, ‘kay?)
This was really interesting: “Canadians do not say “aboot.” What they do say is actually much weirder.”
Jesus loves for those he redeemed to come to him for grace. He delights in us, for he’s become our husband and we are his bride. He never tires of hearing us, loving us, blessing us, filling us. He says, “Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it” (Ps 81:10). He loves to hear us say, “Jesus, you are my portion. You’re my joy, my satisfaction. All my delight is in you.”
Does Galatians 3:28 Encourage Color-Blind Christianity?
Jarvis Williams says no:
Advocates of Christian color-blindness espouse vague pities about why Christians should stop talking about race, move beyond race, and stop emphasizing the need for multi-ethnic churches and reconciliation, because (they say) race does not matter since Gal. 3:28 teaches that Christians are all one in Christ. They conclude because of this verse: “we’re just Christians, not black Christians or white Christians or Latino Christians or Asian Christians, etc., but just Christians.” In my view, however, to conclude that Gal. 3:28 affirms Christian color-blindness is a gross misinterpretation of this verse.
The spirit of play is part of the creativity of rest. Little kids get out of breath. They get flush cheeks. They come falling into the door at dinnertime after a long afternoon playing in the neighborhood smelling like little puppy dogs. They have skinned knees and grime under their fingernails. There are rocks in their pockets and grass stains on their sleeves. Their hair is messy and their eyes are wide. It’s hard work playing so well. They cannot wait to get back outside and do it all again. This is all so God-glorifyingly beautiful.
I am not against all hacking as some shortcuts are, of course, helpful and beneficial. For example, if a work process could be executed in four steps without losing any quality, then there is no need to make it six. By all means, take that shortcut. But there are some shortcuts leaders should never take. And we must be careful that our obsession with efficiency does not steer us away from effectiveness. Much of effective leadership takes time and offers no shortcuts. Here are three areas in which leaders should never take shortcuts: