eBook sale: Zondervan’s Counterpoints series
Zondervan has 18 volumes from their Counterpoints series on sale for $4.99 or less each:
- The Historical Adam
- Creation and Evolution
- Miraculous Gifts
- Remarriage After Divorce
- The Church Growth Movement
- Salvation in a Pluralistic World
- Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism
- Church Government
- Women in Ministry
- Lord’s Supper
- Christian Spirituality
- Divine Providence
- The Worship Spectrum
- The New Testament Use of the Old Testament
- The Millennium
- Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology
- Law and Gospel
- The Book of Revelation
- The Apostle Paul
- The Canaanite Genocide
These are terrific books to help you get a sense of the spectrum of belief on a variety of issues found within evangelical circles and are well worth checking out.
Also, if you’re looking for a few great devotionals to use starting in the upcoming Advent season, Westminster Bookstore has a terrific bundle on sale for $45 featuring the following titles:
- Peace by Steven J. Nichols
- New Morning Mercies by Paul Tripp
- Saving Grace: Daily Readings from Jack Miller by C. John Miller
To be sure, there will be “winners” and “losers” in whatever decision gets handed down. And no matter who “wins,” there will still be dissatisfaction on both sides. An indictment won’t bring Brown back and it won’t repair the breach of trust between those sworn to protect and those sworn to get justice. An acquittal won’t clear Wilson’s name and it won’t restore the integrity of a police department mired in ineptitude and scandal.
The transformative moment won’t be achieved with the jury’s decision.
Imagine if Superman were born in the 16th century, or the Hulk was a Duke. Now you know how amazing this project from Sacha Goldberger is.
When I hear people today repeat the line that “the real problem is fundamentalism,” I hear them saying that the real problem is people’s habit of having firm beliefs in things, and that if only people would not hold firm beliefs but instead be mostly agnostic with just a few loosely held beliefs, this would be progress. Wrong diagnosis and thus wrong prescription. What they should say instead is that “the real problem is with false and destructive beliefs.” When someone adopts firm allegiance and strict adherence to certain wrong and dangerous beliefs, the natural consequences will probably be negative – not because of their act of believing but because of the content of the belief(s).
The only advice I have is from personal experience. My boys are grown. On their own. Self-sustaining. Independent young men. But, everyone who knows them is impressed with my two adult sons. They are incredible.
But, I’ve been honest with all of them. Cheryl is too when she’s asked. It’s all been grace.
I do have the opportunity, however, of looking back on that experience. Parenting looks different to me now than it did then. Isn’t that how all of life works? We can only see what we can see, and when we are in the middle of something, it’s harder to see the whole picture.
And, if I had it to do over, I’d do some things differently.
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