Amazon’s got some pretty terrific deals on Kindle devices in advance of Black Friday, including this one for $49.99. A few books on sale include:
- Setting Our Affections upon Glory by Martyn Lloyd-Jones—$2.99
- The Dating Manifesto by Lisa Anderson—$2.99
- Wisdom & Wonder by Abraham Kuyper—99¢
- Rooted & Grounded by Abraham Kuyper—$1.99
- Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family by Michelle Anthony—$1.99
Read Scripture: The Psalms
The Bible Project’s released a new video in their “Read Scripture” series, this one focused on the Psalms:
I have for pastored more than ten years. Many faithful pastors have much longer tenures than me. But in a decade of pastoring I have experienced the gamut of emotions and difficulties. I can speak directly about the things I have faced. I can also speak to things I have witnessed in other dear brothers that I am friends with or have mentored/coached.
The following are three things pastors feel, and regularly work through emotionally, that most—including their congregations—are not aware of. Following these three things, I give an exhortation to my fellow pastors and for congregants.
After a year of battling health issues, C.S. Lewis breathed his last on this earth. But because of the other two deaths, it barely managed a blip on the global news.
Except maybe not.
Of course, that also means I’ve never dealt with snow as a reality of life. Because it is a reality of life out here. So much so that you have to get special gear for it. Not only jackets, gloves, and boots, but gear for your car like ice-scrapers for your windows and shovels to move the all the snow the snow-plow pushed up against your car in the morning. And there’s not just one kind of snow, the lovely white powder. There’s also slush. And Ice hiding under the powder and slush. And the salt, that gets poured out to get rid of the powder and the slush and the ice.
Needless to say, it can get a bit messy, especially when you’re trying to walk indoors.
When we let peripheral issues rise to the place of prominence then we have displaced the gospel. Instead of embracing the humility to be of the same mind (Phil. 2:2-4) they desire to put themselves first. Instead of applying the gospel to every situation they selectively apply it how they want to. We have to see that when it comes to mission these secondary squabbles are a real problem. It is like a nail in the tire of mission; it deflates the gospel and slows down its progress.