Between Life and Dying

We’ve all heard the witticisms about dying and taxes because the world’s solely inevitabilities and about humanity’s mortality charge persevering with to stay stubbornly at precisely 100%. Everyone knows we're going to die and that we ought to arrange ourselves accordingly. However what’s equally inevitable and even perhaps extra painful, is that folks we love... Read more

A La Carte (Could 2)

In the present day’s Kindle offers embrace a giant record of titles from Eerdmans. They embrace some commentaries in addition to 4 nice books by David Wells. Westminster Books has a Mom’s Day Reward Information that comprises plenty of actually good books for mother. (Yesterday on the weblog: No Squishy Love, No Brutal Reality) The... Read more

No Squishy Love, No Brutal Fact

Sin has made our imaginative and prescient opaque and our minds boring. We don't see God for who he actually is and ourselves for who we actually are. We expect far too little of God and much too extremely of ourselves. On our personal we're doomed to look blindly and assume badly. However as our... Read more

A La Carte (April 30)

There are just a few Kindle offers price testing. We’ll hope for extra as a brand new month begins. (Yesterday on the weblog: If the Bible Is Fallacious, I’m So, So Fallacious) Religion, Friendship, and Tragedy at Santa Fe Excessive This can be a highly effective learn. It’s lovely, and tragic, and so very properly instructed.... Read more

Reaching Cultural Christianity With The Gospel

This week the weblog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this publish has been taken from The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel by Dean Inserra. I wrote the guide The Unsaved Christian as a result of I've skilled particular challenges in reaching cultural Christians with the Good Information of Jesus. Beginning a... Read more

A La Carte (April 29)

Right this moment’s Kindle offers embody some good books from Crossway themed round apologetics. Pastoring the One When You’d Somewhat Pastor the Ninety-9 There’s knowledge for pastors right here. “Sometimes churches forget that names matter. I remember talking to a staff member of a church of about 400. Their staff had gone through the church directory... Read more

A Pastoral Prayer

Each every now and then I wish to share an instance of a pastoral prayer from Grace Fellowship Church. I do that as a result of there are few examples of pastoral prayers on-line and I assumed these could serve to encourage themes, passages, or concepts as different pastors and elders put together to guide... Read more

Weekend A La Carte (April 27)

There are some Kindle offers to have a look at as we speak. Keep in mind that a lot of the content material I write additionally goes out by way of podcast. You may get the information right here. (Yesterday on the weblog: The Gospel-Pushed Church) Extraordinary Christians Will Finish Abortion: Eight Methods You Can Assist... Read more

The Gospel-Pushed Church

Over the previous few a long time, evangelical church buildings have been formed and reshaped by the church progress motion. This motion held out a mannequin of native church ministry that some have labeled “attractional.” The thought was to make church buildings engaging to unbelievers so they'd have compelling causes to return to church the... Read more

A La Carte (April 26)

Christian Audio has some good offers this month. There are discounted audiobooks by John Piper, Donald Whitney, and Richard Phillips. There’s additionally a strong biography of Martin Luther. Should you’re in search of one thing to learn, Adam Higginbotham’s Midnight in Chernobyl is fascinating; I might hardly put it down. Will We Be taught in... Read more

A La Carte (April 25)

As all the time, you possibly can examine the Kindle offers web page to see what’s new on that entrance. Westminster Books has a deal on a e-book your pastor most likely needs you’d learn. Logos customers could need to flick thru this month’s offers. Don’t overlook in regards to the NICOT/NICNT sale. (Yesterday on... Read more

Younger Folks and the Hundred Pushup Problem of Life

A few years in the past, the “hundred pushup challenge” started to pattern on-line. At a time when gyms have been opening on each nook and roping folks into more and more costly and sophisticated exercises, there was a name to the simplicity of the pushup. Those that might rattle off 100 have been proving... Read more

A La Carte (April 24)

There’s a fairly good collection of Kindle offers immediately, a lot of them from John MacArthur. Chip Away at Your Youngsters’s Religious Progress Jen Oshman wrote an article I used to be engaged on! “We humans are drawn to get rich quick schemes, to lose 10 pounds by this weekend diets, to the express lane. Like... Read more

A La Carte (April 23)

There are only a couple of pretty minor Kindle offers so that you can think about right this moment. (Yesterday on the weblog: We Are All Theologians) It Is Effectively Writing for WORLD, Janie Cheaney does an amazing job telling the story of Horatio Spafford who wrote “It Is Well.” However be warned, when you... Read more

We Are All Theologians

For years now, I've made it my objective to launch one thing every single day that can encourage folks, or problem them, or instruct them, or in any other case carry them some sort of religious profit. Not surprisingly, I obtain all kinds of suggestions, and there are a few sorts that, greater than another,... Read more

A La Carte (April 22)

At the moment’s Kindle offers embrace some good picks from Crossway–amongst them, titles by Kevin DeYoung and D.A. Carson. (Yesterday on the weblog: How We Worshipped One Day in April) Christianity and Vital Principle Neil Shenvi has what I contemplate a extremely useful sequence of articles on Christianity and important principle. Whereas he's against it,... Read more

How We Worshipped One Sunday in April

Each few weeks I wish to share an instance of one in every of our worship companies from Grace Fellowship Church. I do that merely to offer an instance of how one church constructions our time of worship, hoping it would show a useful useful resource to others. This service’s forged of characters included Paul... Read more

Weekend A La Carte (April 20)

Right this moment’s Kindle offers embody all types of excellent stuff. (Yesterday on the weblog: What Gave Him Such Confidence?) three Strategies for Coping with Irritating Cultural Variations I discover tradition endlessly fascinating. “Maybe you are preparing for a short-term trip or long-term service to a place like where I serve. Or maybe you’re trying... Read more

What Gave Him Such Confidence?

When we sin towards different folks, our pure response is to distance ourselves from them. The naughty baby who has defied her mother and father will take a look at the mess she has made, then slink away to her room. The church member who has unfold gossip about one other individual will preserve his... Read more

A La Carte (April 19)

There’s a pleasant little checklist of Kindle offers so that you can undergo right now should you’re into that sort of factor. Remembering My Ardour for my Husband It may be arduous to recollect, really feel, or enact the eagerness of the early years of marriage. “I assumed it would always be there, but now, the... Read more

It’s Time To Break Free From the Algorithm-Pushed Life

A latest story from Wired helpfully explains the most recent batch of modifications Fb has made to its algorithm—the algorithm that kinds by the billions of obtainable articles, pictures, and movies to find out the few we'll truly see as we scroll our information feeds. That is simply their newest try to move off the... Read more

A La Carte (April 17)

Westminster Books has a deal this week on Joel Beeke’s new magnum opus. (Wait, wasn’t A Puritan Theology has magnum opus? I suppose you possibly can’t go flawed both manner!) On Graying Towards Glory That is such and inspiring article. “There is, though, a sweetness to the truth of what is happening in my body... Read more

A La Carte (April 16)

It’s not a lot of a day for Kindle offers, however we’ll press on and check out once more tomorrow. (Yesterday on the weblog: We Homicide Infants) Pastors Are Particular Jared Wilson: “Now that I’m not a pastor, I have taken seriously one of my ministerial goals in serving pastors and advocating for pastors. To... Read more

Why We Should Not Learn All of Scripture Actually

This sponsored put up encompasses a video by Rebecca McLaughlin, creator of Confronting Christianity: 12 Laborious Questions for the World’s Largest Faith (Crossway). The That means of Metaphor The very first thing I might say to somebody who asks me, “How could I take the Bible literally?” is “Have you ever had your heart broken?”... Read more

We Homicide Infants

We have been driving throughout Africa’s dusty plains—he, a person who has by no means left his nation and I, a traveler removed from my very own. We bounced alongside rutted, unpaved roads and handed by villages with entry to little greater than essentially the most rudimentary infrastructure. As we chatted about his life and... Read more