A few books to consider this week:
- Finishing Our Course With Joy and Weakness Is the Way by J.I. Packer—$3.99 each
- Disability and the Gospel by Michael Beates—$2.99
- Why, O God? by Larry Waters and Roy Zuck—$4.99
- Moral Apologetics by Mark Coppenger—$2.99
Christian George shares six quotes from Spurgeon that didn’t actually say.
Man and woman are not equal. He owes what he is to her. That is hardly her only power, but it is among her most formidable. Christianity has always known this. The Savior of the world chose to come to us through a wife and mother. It’s why you find what you find at the very center, the honored and singular position, on that superlative ceiling of a certain celebrated chapel.
The virtual movement is a good trend for churches, because it is a trend of healthy stewardship. Churches only have so much time, money, and energy. Often times it is best to have someone else do the work virtually.
Perfectionists struggle to get their work done on time, mainly because of the false belief that everything has to be done flawlessly.
Allan Mallinger’s addresses this in Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control by offering the following advice.
A film based on Nik Ripkin’s book releases tonight in a special one-night only screening in select theaters across America. The film itself looks quite compelling. If there’s a showing in your area, consider checking it out.
In this post I’m thinking particularly about pastors, or those who regularly teach the Bible. Have you carefully considered what you are saying and how you are saying it?
We know this examination is not a waste of time. The Bible tells us that all people will give an account of what we say (Mt. 12:36). Furthermore, James writes that those who teach the Word of God will incur a stricter judgment (3:1). Therefore it is important for those of us who teach the Bible to give some consideration to both what we are saying and how we are saying it.
I walked through last week with a tape in my head chanting, “I miss them I miss them I miss them.” I thought of life after that last baby leaves and could conjure up no vision for what would come next. Meaningless, meaningless. I did the only reasonable thing: I attempted to fill the hole in my heart with cookies—a lot of cookies. I overreacted to things that normally wouldn’t have bothered me. The internal ache hurt so deeply and caused so much distraction that I once again had to face the ultimate Christian mommy-guilt question: Do I love my kids too much?
A favorite from the archives:
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less,” C.S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity… except he didn’t. This quote has been making the rounds for years, since the publication of Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life, where it appears as part of Day 19, “Cultivating Community.” And it is to Warren this quote belongs, for indeed, it is his.
It’s a nice quote, and even a helpful one. But what Lewis actually wrote on this subject is far greater.