Kindle deals for Christian readers
Today’s big list comes from B&H, who have put a whole pile of great books on sale in anticipation of TGC’s National Conference (which starts on Monday):
- The Sending Church by Pat Hood—$2.99
- Gospel-Centered Teaching by Trevin Wax—$2.99
- Seasons of a Leader’s Life by Jeff Iorg—$2.99
- The Character of Leadership by Jeff Iorg—$2.99
- The Painful Side of Leadership by Jeff Iorg—99¢
- Is God Calling Me? by Jeff Iorg—99¢
- Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by J.D. Greear—$2.99
- Gospel by JD Greear—99¢
- Manhood Restored by Eric Mason—$2.99
- Beat God to the Punch by Eric Mason—$2.99
- Brothers, We Are Not Professionals by John Piper—$2.99
- Creature of the Word by Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson and Eric Geiger—$2.99
- The Lion and the Lamb by Scott Kellum, Andreas Köstenberger and Charles Quarles—99¢
- The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken—$2.99
- The Insanity of Obedience by Nik Ripkin—$4.99
- Truth Matters by Andreas Köstenberger—$2.99
- Doxology and Theology by Matt Boswell—$2.99
- The Underestimated Gospel—$2.99
- The Church by Mark Dever—$2.99
- Preach by Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert—$2.99
- HCSB Study Bible—$2.99
- The Measure of Success by Carolyn McCulley—$2.99
- Eight Twenty Eight by Ian and Larissa Murphy—$2.99
- Life Change by Jordan Easley—$2.99
- A Christ Centered Wedding by Catherine Parks and Linda Strode—$2.99
- Crazy Stories, Sane God by John Alan Turner—$2.99
And finally, from the Christ-Centered Exposition commentary series ($2.99 each):
- Ezra and Nehemiah
- 1,2,3 John
- Song of Songs
- 1 & 2 Thessalonians
If Avengers: Age of Ultron came out in 1995
This is fantastic:
Really enjoyed this piece by Betsy Childs.
Endurance is more spiritually important than we sometimes think. In the book of Hebrews, for example, the writer exhorts the suffering and persecuted church over and over again to endure. Remain. Persevere. Stay in the fight until the end. But how do you do that? What’s the formula for endurance? It’s surprisingly simple.
There is good reason, then, to be a bit more skeptical of these culture war fatigue narratives than we often are. They’re still popping up on a regular basis (see this Molly Worthen piece that alludes to fatigue published in 2012 and this more recent Ruth Graham piece) and yet for all the noise the classic culture war issues keep popping up–Chick-fil-a in 2012, Hobby Lobby in 2014, the Indiana religious freedom law this year.
That said, on an anecdotal level anyone who has spent much time amongst younger evangelicals probably understands where these continued reports of fatigue from the culture wars are coming from.
A few week’s back, a number of Acts 29 churches in the Houston area hosted a marriage seminar with Ray and Jani Ortlund (who are lovely people). The videos of the sessions are now available, courtesy of Jeff Medders.