Kindle deals for Christian readers
Right now, Amazon’s got a whole pile of C.S. Lewis titles on sale:
- The Screwtape Letters—$2.99
- The Weight of Glory—$1.99
- The Great Divorce—$3.99
- Virtue and Vice—99¢
- George MacDonald—$1.99
- The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe—$1.99
- The Magician’s Newphew—$3.99
- Yours, Jack—$3.99
- The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis Volume 1—$3.99
Also on sale:
- Money, Greed, and God by Jay Ricards—$3.79
- Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi—$3.99
- Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton—$3.99
- The Millennials by Thom and Jesse Rainer—99¢
- How Do You Know You’re Not Wrong by Paul Copan—$2.99
And during today’s $5 Friday sale at Ligonier.org, you’ll find a whole bunch of great options like:
- Blood Work: How the Blood of Christ Accomplishes Our Salvation by Anthony Carter (hardcover)
- The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God by Jonathan Edwards (ePub)
- Luther and the Reformation teaching series by R.C. Sproul (DVD)
- The Truth of the Cross by R.C. Sproul (hardcover)
- A Shattered Image teaching series by R.C. Sproul (audio download)
$5 Friday ends at 11:59:59 tonight.
Justin Taylor shares this simple method from Greg Koukl. Solid gold.
Great story on the implications of renewed diplomatic and trade relations between the US and Cuba:
How will the spiritual climate change now? Possibly a lot. Although only Congress can fully lift the Cuban embargo, Obama’s actions will lift bans on most investment and travel between the nations—unleashing unprecedented economic opportunities for impoverished Cubans.
This interview with the Chans is well worth reading (as is their book on marriage that isn’t a book on marriage!).
Bethany Jenkins, quoting Martin Luther:
It is pure invention [fiction] that pope, bishops, priests, and monks are called the “spiritual estate” while princes, lords, artisans, and farmers are called the “temporal estate.” This is indeed a piece of deceit and hypocrisy. Yet no one need be intimated by it, and for this reason: all Christians are truly of the “spiritual estate,” and there is no difference among them except that of office. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 that we are all one body, yet every member has its own work by which it serves the others. This is because we all have one baptism, one gospel, one faith, and are all Christians alike; for baptism, gospel, and faith alone make us spiritual and a Christian people.
Is that all the Bible teaches on worry: just stop it? That’s a simple answer, but it doesn’t map well onto the complexities of life. If your spouse is seriously ill and you’re not concerned, or if your child’s salvation means no more to you than tomorrow’s weather forecast, something is wrong. Worry goes right along with compassion and genuine love. The same Paul who wrote “Do not be anxious” also said of he faced “the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches” (2 Cor. 11:28). He loved his churches, and that love carried with it the pressure of anxiety for their welfare. And in Philippians, before he commands us not to be anxious, Paul commends Timothy because he is “genuinely concerned” for the welfare of the Philippians (Phil. 2:20), using the same word for concern/anxiety that he uses in 4:6. So which is it: a sin, or something commendable?