No Christian-focused Kindle deals to share with you today. However, if you’re looking to see what all the fuss is about and/or read them in case your children are interested in them, the Harry Potter series is on sale for $14.99.
Here is the bottom-line reality: the church is the most important organization on the planet. Its importance and inherent value is not dependent upon size but substance. Let’s remember that the church has the highest calling on the planet. Her job is to glorify God. There is nothing more noble nor important than this. This does not impugn the importance of other organizations that do very good things, but it does relativize them. Nothing takes the place of prominence like the church. The church is the bride of Christ.
People mean well; they really do. As with all advice, your friends and family and countless blog post authors whose helpful little lists proliferate on Facebook, etc. are sincerely wanting to improve your relationships. But all too often their good advice proves unhelpful in the end. Why? Usually for one or more of these 3 reasons
Over the last decade, I’ve encountered my share of racists. Some of the racists I encountered may have been truly Christian, but many were nominal at best. Most were older, and even church leaders, or men with a lot of influence in their respected spheres. Upon encountering a racist, I found myself emotionally distraught. I didn’t know how to respond. What do you do with these people? How do you engage them? I would seek counsel from men I trusted, but I can’t recall ever being given a clear path forward.
This article by Joe Boot is worth your time.
Matt Boswell, Jared Wilson, and Shane Barnard discuss how to deliberately make corporate worship gospel-shaped.
Most families—rich, poor, or middle class—have an image, maybe even a dream, of what their child’s life will look like once they reach adulthood.
If pressed to describe it, the image might include impressive academic credentials, a high-paying job, good medical benefits, a solid retirement package, a house in the suburbs, a lovely spouse, and as many grandchildren as possible (but not to the point of financial endangerment). Behind the high-pressure academics, ACT tutors, private coaches, and race to optimize college acceptance lies a target at which many Christian parents are aiming. I once asked a parent what the college arms race was all about.
“So our kids can live in a neighborhood like this,” he replied, pointing to an affluent street of homes with perfectly manicured lawns.