Kindle deals for Christian readers
Crossway has put six books by Vern Poythress on sale this week:
- Inerrancy and the Gospels—$2.99
- Inerrancy and Worldview—$2.99
- Redeeming Mathematics—$3.99
- Redeeming Science—$4.99
- Redeeming Philosophy—$4.99
- Redeeming Sociology—$4.99
Also on sale is The Narnian by Alan Jacobs for $1.99.
Andrew Wilson shares some important wisdom to consider.
One thing it is very easy to believe during the long fast from sexual intimacy that is godward singleness, is the option to have sex will make things better. Most of us wouldn’t be so foolish to say having sex makes things better, but it’s darn easy to believe the option and permission to will make it better.
But sex doesn’t make things better.
Not in the way you think it will.
Read a book on the love of God recently. It was fine. True, faithful, careful. It has its place on our bookshelves.
But the ceiling on my wonder at God’s love was not raised. It was analytical. Something about it was detached. Removed. The author tried to switch at times into explicit “devotional” mode, which just made the whole thing feel artificial. Why isn’t the book devotional in its very nature, in every sentence?
It was a Thursday night, and I was on my way home from the last meeting of those five nights when I first asked myself the question, “Who pastors the pastor?” The next evening, I ended up in the emergency room with an angry appendix. In addition to my faithful and loving wife, one of our elders came and sat with me for almost two hours on Friday night. Saturday morning, just before I had surgery, several of the elders came in and prayed with me. In addition to being ministered to, our elders and staff were able to step in and oversee one of the most important meetings in the life of our church since I had become the lead pastor. Without the lead pastor, the meeting was a great success.
From our kids’ earliest days we’ve talked to them about God’s holiness, humanity’s sin and rebellion, Christ’s redeeming work, and how we should live in response to this good news. We’ve worked to make the gospel and its mark on our lives clear. We want our children to have gospel reflexes when they sin, but this also means pursuing holiness in response to God’s love. Our prayer is that they walk in truth, love Jesus and his church, flee sin, and live with God’s glory as their aim.
We must teach our children that while, yes, God loves them even when they sin, he also loves them enough to not let them stay there.
Stephen Altrogge helps us out.
In a moment of anger, [Curry] made a very public mistake and paid for it. To his credit, he immediately apologized to the fan he hit with his mouthpiece. As Christians, we want to expect better from him. We don’t make excuses for his mistakes. And we are not surprised to discover chinks in the armor of any fellow sinner. We can acknowledge the enormous pressure he’s facing — highest level of basketball in the world, first unanimous NBA Most Valuable Player, first team to win 73 games, potentially first team to lose a 3–1 lead in the Finals — and extend the grace we would hope to receive under similar circumstances.