Kindle deals for Christian readers
B&H have put a number of books on sale through the end of ETS 2015 including:
- Believer’s Baptism by Thomas Schreiner & Shawn Wright—99¢
- The End of the Law by Jason C. Meyer—99¢
- God’s Indwelling Presence by James Hamilton—99¢
- The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Schreiner—99¢
- That You May Know by Christopher Bass—99¢
- Perspectives on the Ending of Mark—99¢
- Perspectives on Your Child’s Education—99¢
- Perspectives on Family Ministry—99¢
- Perspectives on the Doctrine of God—99¢
- Perspectives on Election—99¢
- Perspectives on Church Government—99¢
- Perspectives on Christian Worship—99¢
- Perspective on Children’s Spiritual Formation—$2.99
- Perspectives on Our Struggle With Sin—$2.99
- Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement—$2.99
- Convictional Civility: Engaging the Culture in the 21st Century edited by C. Ben Mitchell—$2.99
- Christian Bioethics by C. Ben Mitchell—$2.99
- Developing a Biblical Worldview: Seeing Things God’s Way by C. Fred Smith—$2.99
- The Illustrated Life of Paul by Charles Quarles—$2.99
- Going Public by Bobby Jamieson—$4.99
- Urban Legends of the New Testament by David Croteau—$4.99
Also on sale are three books from Christian Focus:
There are certain things – ways of thinking – that can erode our confidence in God’s either ability or His willingness to keep His promises. What are those things? Well, the easy answer is circumstance. We encounter times of difficulty and trial and we think that those circumstances chip away at our resolve to believe. While that might be true, there are other things too that erode our confidence. And these things are not so easy to stomach, at least for me.
Patterns of Evidence: Exodus
This documentary looks fascinating:
Shaping organizational culture happens in many ways. We shape culture by the things we say. We cast clear and compelling vision. We lay out a strategy for how to accomplish the vision. We communicate values and behaviors we want to instill. We celebrate victories and highlight stories. These are all ways we can shape organizational culture.
We also shape and protect organizational culture by things we not allow to be said. By communicating what is off-limits or not tolerated, we shape the culture. By correcting in private, and reinforcing in public, we shape the kind of culture we believe helps execute our purpose.
As Christians we ought to be, above all people, concerned with such justice. We don’t just have the common grace motivation, rooted in the image of God and the law written on the heart, to care about stopping murder and injustice. We also have the personal implication. It’s our household being wiped out in the Middle East, the very place where our church started. For us, this isn’t a matter of “they”; it’s a matter of “us.”
It’s no surprise then that evangelical leaders have been calling for Christians to receive and serve refugees. A Christianity Today editorial this fall called Christians to embrace the “unparalleled opportunity to love neighbors here and abroad, and to showcase the beauty of the gospel that proclaims good news to the poor, liberty for those stuck in refugee camps, and a new life for those fleeing from oppression.”
Evangelicals recognize that many of these men, women and children are “brothers and sisters in Christ” who are leaving behind the cradle of Christian civilization.
But since the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, the debate over whether and how to receive refugees has intensified.