Kindle deals for Christian readers
- Christianity’s Dangerous Idea by Alister McGrath—$4.99
- Money, Greed, and God by Jay Richards—$3.79
- A Simple Way to Pray by Archie Parrish—$4.99
- Jesus, The Only Way to God: Must You Hear the Gospel to be Saved? by John Piper—99¢
- Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by JD Greear—$2.99
- How to Stay Christian in Seminary by Jonathan Parnell and David Mathis—$4.49
- The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller—$1.62
And here are a number of R.C. Sproul titles on sale:
- The Promises of God: Discovering the One Who Keeps His Word—$3.03
- God’s Love: How the Infinite God Cares for His Children—$2.56
- The Unexpected Jesus—$3.65
- Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow—$3.78
- Saved From What?—$4.58
- A Walk with God—$4.99
- Justified by Faith Alone—$4.99
- Willing to Believe—$5.99
Be sure to check out the CROSS simulcast, featuring John Piper, David Platt, Mack Stiles, Thabiti Anyabwile, Kevin DeYoung and Matt Boswell on February 27.
A friend discovered the joys of body surfing in midlife, when she and her husband moved to Southern California, within 40 miles of the beaches and breakers of the Pacific Ocean. So she was understandably troubled by Revelation 21:1 and the prospect that ocean’s azure waters and surging waves will be absent from the coming new heavens and new earth. A few verses later we read that God “will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” (Rev. 21:4).
To such miseries, sin’s toxic byproducts, we say, “Good riddance!” But, we wonder, once the curse-stained first heaven and earth have given way to a new heaven and a new earth, why must the new cosmic order be sans sea, while we’ll still stand on terra firma?
Jonathan Howe provides a great counterpoint to Wired’s recent article.
Paul Taylor offers a response to Justin Taylor’s article on the six days of Genesis 1-2.
This is merely one small example of the unhealthy, but pervasive, perpetual outrage culture in America. We seem to be losing the ability to discuss anything with a sense of proper proportion. Too often in sports, politics, culture, and in everything else, we simply pick a side and defend it without question, and we vilify the other side without question. Professional wrestling used to have the market cornered on an over-exaggerated portrayal of heroes and villains with manufactured emotion and outrage, but it seems like every topic in America now sounds something akin to an episode of WrestleMania. Subtlety, nuance, and proportion are always labeled compromise in this outrage climate.
This is incredible (and terrifying)!