The 2015 TGC National Conference kicks off this afternoon in Orlando, Florida. If you aren’t able to attend, be sure to take advantage of the livestream throughout the event. And if you are here, come say hello if you see me around.
Kindle deals for Christian readers
Crossway’s put eight books on sale this week, all focusing on the subject of suffering:
- When the Darkness Will Not Lift by John Piper—$1.99
- Caring for a Loved One with Cancer by June Hunt—$1.99
- What Happens After I Die? by Michael Allen Rogers—$2.99
- Disability and the Gospel by Michael S. Beates—$2.99
- A Shelter in the Storm by Paul Tripp—$2.99
- Why, O God? by Larry Waters and Roy Zuck—$3.99
- Suffering and the Goodness of God by Robert Peterson and Christopher Morgan—$4.99
- Suffering and the Sovereignty of God by John Piper and Justin Taylor—$4.99
Be sure to also grab Becoming Worldly Saints by Michael Wittmer today for $2.99.
This is worth reading simply because Stephen Altrogge enjoys being silly.
Today, Crossway’s completely redesigned ESV Bible app releases for iOS devices. Here’s a look at some of the new features:
- Innovative layout options, including new Reader’s and Verse-by-Verse Modes
- Integrated reading plans
- Free access to the ESV Global Study Bible notes and resources
- Personal notes, highlights, and bookmarks
- An in-app store
- Streaming audio
- Beautiful book illustrations
Find out more at ESV.org/mobile.
My neighbor is not a theologian. I’m not even sure he is a follower of Christ. But those simple lines gave me some good insight into a phenomenon that unfortunately plagues the evangelical church.
We think it’s acceptable to love Jesus and hate His followers.
In college, I joined a club that sought to foster a sense of community through secrecy. We sought to build fraternity through exclusivity, private ritual experiences, and of course, password-handshakes. The idea was that relationships grow deeper by cutting others out and surrounding ourselves in mystery and darkness.
Sometimes we can treat Christian worship like an insider’s club. And who doesn’t want to be included in a family-like brotherhood and sisterhood? But the New Testament blueprint for worship gatherings has little room for secrecy. Rather, hospitality rises to the top of the values we want to characterize our Sunday morning services.