Kindle deals for Christian readers
Crossway’s put a couple of books by Kevin DeYoung on sale this week:
- The Holy Spirit (from the Gospel Coalition booklet series)—Free
- What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality—$5.99
Davis has become the “meme child” for those who believe Christianity’s primary outward face is hypocrite. Her pre-conversion story is rough, having been married several times, and, apparently had children from one father while in relationship with a different man. She claims to have come into a relationship with Jesus Christ since then, and now wants to live out those beliefs.
Some non-believers see the whole thing as a charade, just another bigot who wants to force her hate on other people. Those of us who have been saved resound with this story. We, too, once were blind, but now see. We, too, once were dead, but now are alive. We know that God changes lives.
Because, such were some of us.
Methods such as these have much to recommend them. They are easy to learn, and they make it possible for people to engage in discussions about Christianity, though care must be taken that one is not simply reading a script but rather is really connecting with the other person.
If God’s existence has ever been affirmed to me, it has been affirmed in suffering. Like we said above, when God gives us peace, it is peace that transcends understanding. But when God gives us joy, it is “that I may know the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death, in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead” (Philippians 3:10). The suffering that we experience with Christ is not the searing pain of a physical experience. It is the emotional pain of suffocating our parasitic idols — the labor pains of joy.
Music is a powerful mode of communication. In nearly every church, there is music of onevariety or another. However, do you realize music is a language through which you are conveying the gospel?