Kindle deals for Christian readers
- Marriage Is by Andrew Walker and Eric Teetsel—$2.99
- Renewing Minds by David Dockery—99¢ (ends today)
- Adoption by Russell D. Moore—$5.99
- Finishing Our Course with Joy by J. I. Packer—$6.15
- Risk Is Right by John Piper—$5.49
- The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses by Chris Bruno—$5.99
Also on sale are several volumes in Crossway’s Knowing the Bible series ($5.38–$6.99 each):
- Psalms by Douglas S. O’Connell
- Romans by Jared C. Wilson
- Philippians by Ryan Kelly
- Daniel by Todd Wilson
- Ruth and Esther by Kathleen B. Nielson
- John by Justin Buzzard
- Isaiah by Drew Hunter
- Proverbs by Lydia Brownback
- Genesis by Mitchell M. Kim
- Acts by Justin S. Holcomb
- James by Greg Gilbert
- Matthew by Drew Hunter
- Colossians and Philemon by Christopher A. Beetham
- Exodus by Matthew R. Newkirk
- Hebrews by Matthew Z. Capps
Really enjoyed this behind the scenes look at one of the best stories to appear on Star Trek.
Last week, in preparation to preach from Philippians, I began tracking how often I grumble. How often do I complain either out loud, under my breath, or in my mind? I’m ashamed to say it was far more than I would have suspected.
Paul says we should do all things without grumbling or disputing (Phil. 2:14). He then goes on to describe four characteristics of what we will become when we do so: blameless, innocent, children of God, and above reproach. He’s not talking about salvation with these terms; that was accomplished by grace through faith in the death and resurrection of Christ. He’s instead talking about how others will perceive us. He’s talking about an outward revelation of an inward reality.
C Michael Patton offers a framework for defining evangelicalism.
Michael Cavna at the Washington Post:
Arguably no film studio in the world expends so much energy actively trying to fail. And succeeding at it. Time after time, in 15 mostly acclaimed feature films over two decades, Pixar’s history is littered with big and beautiful and once-treacherously unwieldy failures — epics of initial underachievement and momentary monuments to the quagmire of the creative mind.
Although we usually disagree on just about everything, I recently found myself in the strange position of agreeing with Richard Dawkins as he came to the defense of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Timothy Hunt, who’s been hounded out of his important and prestigious job for foolish comments he made at a scientific conference in South Korea.