Kindle deals for Christian readers
Desiring God has just released a new eBook called Think It Not Strange with contributions from John Piper, David Mathis, Joe Rigney, Brian J. Tabb, Dieudonné Tamfu, Steve Timmis, Tim Keesee, D. Glenn, Tim Cain, and Bob Blincoe. It’s free in all digital formats, and available in paperback at Amazon.
Also on sale:
- The Most Misused Verses in the Bible by Eric Bargerhuff—$1.99
- The Christian Writer’s Market Guide—$4.99
- Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement by Andy Naselli—99¢
- Colossians & Philemon by Murray Harris—99¢
- James by Chris Vlachos—$2.90
Yesterday I was a guest on Chris Fabry Live! along with Jason Isaacs, pastor of River City Worship Center in Louisville, Kentucky, talking about the Powerball lottery and how money affects the heart. If you missed the show yesterday, I hope you’ll check it out.
Lisa Cannon Green:
No sabbatical. No help with counseling. No clear picture of what’s expected.
Hundreds of former evangelical pastors say these were the crucial elements missing from the final churches they led before quitting the pastorate.
Ed Stetzer shares a parable worth reading (largely because it’s true).
Although there are lazy pastors around, there are also a huge number of pastors who are working flat-out 60-80 hours a week. Every week. What’s motivating them? What’s driving them to such superhuman levels of busyness?
Some are motivated by the Gospel. What higher and holier motive can there be than the spread of the Gospel of Christ, the salvation of souls, the building of Christ’s church, and the manifestation of God’s glory?
But posting a blog can be expensive as well. Most of the issues about which bloggers write are either cultural or personal issues. Yet, the very nature of a blog demands that whatever your point, it must be made in five hundred to a thousand words. This restriction lends itself to being cryptic. Adequately making one’s point in the prescribed number of words without generating distress is less likely. When emotionally charged individuals interact with concepts that are at odds with their thinking, heat is more likely than light. Hence, the blog may bring hurt rather than understanding or healing to the reader.
There are two spheres of existence: being and doing. “Being” concerns who we are. “Doing” concerns the roles we play and the things we do in them. While the things we do in life can certainly enhance or detract from our sense of self, they should never define it. In other words, if we receive our identity in what we do (roles, titles, positions, jobs, functions) we set ourselves up for great disappointment.