Kindle deals for Christian readers
This week’s deals from Crossway focus on pastoral ministry:
- The Pastor’s Justification by Jared C Wilson—$1.99
- Am I Called? by Dave Harvey—$2.99
- Expositional Preaching by David Helm—$3.99
- Sensing Jesus by Zack Eswine—$3.99
Also on sale:
- Long Story Short by Marty Machowski—$4.99
- Old Story New by Marty Machowski—$3.99
- Forgotten God by Francis Chan—$4.99
- Erasing Hell by Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle—$3.99
- Multiply by Francis Chan—$2.99
- Cold-Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace—$2.99
I first began thinking about note-taking in relation to what preaching is when I heard Tim Keller, echoing Lloyd-Jones, say in a sermon, “I don’t mind if you take notes at the beginning of a message, but if you’re still taking notes at the end, I feel like I haven’t brought it home.” I thought to myself then, “Hmmm.” It resonated with me and how I both was experiencing the kind of preaching I found to exalt Christ and the kind of preaching I was trying to get better at.
I’ve made huge gains in my personal and professional life from people who could make sailors blush. But here’s the thing: I don’t always feel comfortable directing my audience to do the same. It’s just not worth offending them.
That means great content providers are losing potential audience growth, and potential audiences are missing some great content. So is cussing really worth it?
Take that, hipsters (or something).
Enjoy some good old-fashioned common sense in this post. Sadly, most of the folks who need it won’t read it. Joe Carter also provides some insight into what Indiana’s RFRA actually means here, and Mollie Hemingway slams the botched and biased reporting on the act here.
1 John 2:12-14 gives us one of the most wonderful prose-like theological structures in Scripture. The Apostle, writing about the benefits that believers have in Christ casts it under the figure of little children, young men and fathers. His intention was to explain the benefits that believers have that come to us by means of the Scriptures. On the surface, it appears that John may simply have been seeking to address the children, young men and older men in the congregations to whom he is writing; but, a consideration of what he says, namely, that all the saving benefits belong to all believers who are united to Christ–leads to a very different conclusion.