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.
Randy Alcorn asks and solutions. In my view, I contemplate studying one of many nice joys of this life and totally count on it can even be one of many nice joys of that life.
“With the admonition to be slow to speak we should also remember, So be slow to assume.” It’s true along with your partner within the kitchen, it’s true with strangers on-line, and it’s true in all places between.
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Individuals resort to slogans, Twitter soundbites, or quick standing updates, however we don’t take the time or have the persistence to outline after which defend what we’re really saying. On the subject of realizing what we consider, this issues.
TGC has an attention-grabbing “multiple views” have a look at IVF. Matthew Lee Anderson and Andrew T. Walker warning towards it whereas Wayne Grudem advocates it (with caveats, after all). “The separation of conception from sexual intercourse raises problems on its own, problems that outweigh any justification for using IVF to overcome infertility. To put our worry bluntly, God bound sex and procreation together in creation, and what God has joined together, no evangelical should separate.” In the meantime, Grudem says, “In principle, the teachings of Scripture present no moral objection to a married couple using IVF (as long as no human embryos are destroyed in the process), because it is simply enabling an infertile husband and wife to overcome their infertility and thereby experience the blessing of having children.”
What sort of man purposefully runs down pedestrians? Toronto Life has a profile of Alek Minassian who carried out a horrifying assault in 2018. (Notice: language warning.)
It’s an vital distinction. “A pastor told me how encouraging it is when, years later, former students return to tell him how they’ve made the ‘faith their own.’ It’s a phrase he used to encourage students with, especially those near graduation. But he also told me how discouraging it was when one particular student returned to tell how he had made the faith his own. As the former student described this thing he considered ‘the faith,’ it became clear he had not made the faith his own but rather made up his own faith. There’s a big difference.”
Wendy Alsup: “As the stresses of life press in on me, leaving me with little margin, my Scripture reading and study can be easily squeezed out along with the rest of the margins. It helps to remember I need Scripture for survival. Scripture isn’t something for the margins of my life. It is the lens through which I read the busy words on the paper. Scripture enables me to make sense of the chaos instead of being tossed about by it.”
Right here’s an alternate (however more and more widespread) view of dwelling possession. “A lot of people will tell you that buying a home is a good investment — and that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
In these instances we really feel our zeal waning, after we really feel the temptation to skip out on a Sunday or withdraw altogether, we should always contemplate our God-given accountability to encourage “one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
The satan is at all times the governor the place God’s authorities is refused. —Richard Baxter