Three great worship-focused books are on sale this week for $3.99:
- Worship Matters and True Worshipers by Bob Kauflin (here’s a review of the latter)
- Rhythms of Grace by Mike Cosper
Also worth considering are:
- The Concise Dictionary of Christian Theology by Millard Erickson—$2.99
- Beating the College Debt Trap by Alex Chediak—$1.99
- The Last Christian on Earth by Os Guinness—$1.99
Chelsen Vicari shares a few highlights of Russell Moore’s message at the Justice Conference:
During his twenty-eight minute discussion, Moore boldly laid out what it looks like to be a Gospel-centered social justice warrior. He tackled issues ranging from racial injustice, human trafficking, and refugees. But it was his mention of the sanctity of unborn life, sexual ethics, and the reality of Hell that had some in the room squirming uncomfortably in their seats.
Justin Taylor offers the insights of both men on an important question.
Why does contemporary Christian music fail so egregiously to capture the range of human–heck, Christian!–experience? As Libresco notes, this hasn’t always been true of Christian music. You don’t even have to go back as far as she does to find evidence of a more honest lyrical culture in Christian musicianship.
Using tracts for sharing the gospel can seem like a daunting task. We often let insecurity, fear, or embarrassment stand in the way of fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission. Yet, we need to remember that we have the best news anyone could ever hear! Tracts can equip you with confidence, boldness, and a new approach for sharing God’s Word. At their best, they serve as tools to start life-altering conversations with unbelievers, all for the glory of God.
Peter Jones addresses why “gay Christianity” is problematic.
Bill Mounce offers definitions and backgrounds of the words used to describe God’s anger in the Old and New Testaments.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are some things we are failing to prepare new pastors for.
Here are some things I wish someone would have sat down and told 20-year-old me. I have spent the last decade learning these the hard way.
On Sunday, thousands of sermons will be preached in churches across the world by men who have given their lives to the study and proclamation of God’s word.
It is a high calling, and some of those sermons will be excellent, many of them will be good, and a few of them will stretch the definition of the word “sermon.” But predictably, there will be a number of good and godly pastors who, on any given Sunday, will stand in the pulpit and deliver — well, how shall we say this? — a sermon dud.