Kindle deals for Christian readers
Several volumes in Zondervan’s Counterpoint series are on sale for $3.99 each:
- Four Views on Hell
- Four Views on the Historical Adam
- Three Views on Creation and Evolution
- Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy
- Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World
- Are Miraculous Gifts for Today?
- Genesis: Fact, Fiction, or Neither?
Also on sale:
- Manhood Restored by Eric Mason—$3.50
- Spiritual Warfare and Missions by Jerry Rankin and Ed Stetzer—$2.99
- Adoniram Judson by Jason Duesing—99¢
- Transformission by by Michael Wilder and Shane Parker—99¢
- MissionShift by David Hesselgrave and Ed Stetzer—$2.99
- Cross edited by John Piper and David Mathis—99¢
- Concentric Circles of Concern: Seven Stages for Making Disciples by W. Oscar Thompson—$2.99
For those familiar with the Wheaton issue, this is worth reading.
A couple months back, my friend Mike published a prayer challenge focused on praying for our churches. He’s now compiled that content into a free eBook. Be sure to grab a copy!
Thomas Schreiner offers his perspective on this (mildly) disputed passage:
Though in a short article I can’t discuss all the issues that arise in these verses, I’ll defend why I believe Paul is discussing his pre-Christian experience. It’s also important to see that Paul describes his pre-Christian life retrospectively. In other words, as Paul looks back as a Christian on his life before Christ, he recognizes he wasn’t a believer.
As parents, we know the importance of having the infamous birds and bees talk with our children. This is, and has always been, a parent’s responsibility. Today, before it’s time for the birds and bees talk, it’s time for the tech talk. As soon as our children begin to go online, we need to open an ongoing conversation about the dangers they may experience there, and to instruct them on how to react when they encounter those dangers.
Sometimes I feel nauseated when I think about the cult of celebrity and entertainment that has built up around so much of pastoral ministry and church life, and the concurrent consumerist approach of the average churchgoer. If Andrew Wilson is right—if we’re heading into winter—one benefit we can look forward to is the death of such things in the church.
Winter will not tolerate palm trees and piña coladas. Winter will give birth to bigger icebergs.
Forgiveness is hard. To willingly and willfully give up your claim on another person because of a wrong done by them is trying.
One of the most famous and most quoted passages on forgiveness is Matthew 18:21 & 22 where Peter asks if he must forgive someone who sins against him even as much as seven times and Jesus gives the famous response: “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.”