Today is the last day to get these books on Scripture on sale:
- Ancient Word, Changing World by Stephen Nichols and Eric Brandt—$3.99
- Understanding Scripture edited by Wayne Grudem—$4.99
- Why Trust the Bible? by Greg Gilbert—$4.99
- Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? by James Hoffmeier—$6.99
Also worth considering are
- Table Grace by Douglas Webster—$2.99
- The Social Church by Justin Wise—99¢
- Til He Come: Communion Meditations and Addresses by Charles Spurgeon—99¢
- Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective by Fred Sanders and Klaus Issler—$2.99
- Mere Humanity by Donald Williams—$2.99
- Lewis Agonistes by Louis Markos—$2.99
LifeWay Resources has launched a new webpage that is designed to help church leaders navigate the issue of racial reconciliation. At the webpage Racial Reconciliation, leaders can find small group studies, articles, and video lectures from leaders like Russell Moore of the ERLC and Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship.
The answer may surprise you.
I hate the fear I see, I hate the questions their eyes ask me, but I don’t begrudge them. I don’t—can’t—know their wariness, their fear. I get to run confidently in the darkness, without backward glances, without ears pricked. But from all I hear, all I know, all I’ve read, their fear is well-earned and their questions legitimate. I have a privilege they do not, a privilege I take for granted.
Perhaps you’ve said it. “I have a peace about it.” Sometimes it takes on a different form. “I have prayed about it, so it’s God’s will.” Or, “I have a peace about it, so God is calling me to…” Those words are often-assumed gateways to what God wants me to do in the throes of life. But, is my “peace” God’s enthusiastic permission slip for my “it”? Is my prayer and peace heaven’s approval for whatever “it” may be in my life?
If politicians claim to act on behalf of our security, and if the refugee program is the most rigorous of all U.S. visa screening, then shouldn’t they also scrutinize all the less secure ways people enter our country from around the globe? If security is all the rage this election season, why hasn’t any representative held a hearing or introduced legislation for increasing security on any of the nonimmigrant visa categories, all of which require less screening than refugees?
I also think, ten years later, the younger members of our tribe seem less restless than we did when we started. For all the flack the millennials take in the wider culture, the millennials I meet in the gospel-centered tribe seem more mature, more settled. They love the gospel and the local church and seem less enamored with big names and big ideas than my generation (X) was, as we were still not fully weaned off what the Boomers fed us.
Though some personal testimonies are on the mark, many boil down to this: “Look! God is great because me me me.” These are not road-to-Damascus stories, but spiritually tinted selfies.
A favorite from the archives:
So many Christians wonder about whether or not God still heals miraculously today, as we see Him do in the both the Old and New Testaments. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get some interesting answers.
My answer is somewhat simple, but then again, maybe not so. Here’s how I answer the question:
We should expect God to do what will bring God the most glory.