A La Carte (Might 8)

In the present day’s Kindle offers embody just a little seize bag of this and that (with Diarmaid MacCulloch’s glorious historical past of the Reformation within the combine).

This week’s deal from Westminster Books is a brand new e book by Tim Keesee (for which I offered the foreword): Firm of Heroes.

The place Do You Park Your Automobile at Church?

The little issues matter—even issues like the place you park. “We’ve been shown mercy and brought together to be the impressive image of Christ in the world. We’re called to be people who lovingly serve others for the glory of God. Let’s make sure that our attitude, seen in all we do together before, during and after we reflects who we really are: the body of Jesus.”

Contact the Untouchables

Ivy Chui writes in regards to the missionary life. “As I’ve entered long-term missions, I’ve realised it’s not always natural for me to love the people I serve. I’ve found it’s possible to be on the mission field and do all the work but at the same time, not love the people. Instead, I’m there simply to fix a problem. Trying to understand people’s situations, but not wanting to really relate to them. Standing a safe distance away from the ‘untouchable.’”

The Birdman of Chennai (Video)

This world is filled with lovely creatures and interesting individuals. This little video introduces “The Birdman of Chennai.”

Are Your Church Constructions Undermining the Gospel?

I feel the purpose could also be barely overstated right here, but it surely’s nonetheless price contemplating. “For too long now we have allowed our structures to cut our legs out from under us. We have made compatibility the focus of our gatherings rather than the communion we share in Christ. In doing so, we have made church a place where—in all our efforts to give people a place to belong—we’ve actually excluded them.”

The New Thought Police?

Al Mohler covers Fb’s most up-to-date try and filter content material. “This social media age is indeed in a politically delicate moment and Facebook’s decision comes as a massive, precedent setting move with sweeping moral implications. As the world has moved to platforms like Facebook to stay connected and share information, these freely-operated, privately owned companies now have the enormous responsibility of functioning as an arbiter—deciding what speech is allowable speech and what speech is classified as extremist hate speech. Facebook has granted itself a powerful authority to decide which voices will be heard on its platform with a staggering 2.3 billion users.”

Church Membership: Following the Lord Collectively

The brand new subject of the 9Marks Journal has simply been launched, and it offers with church membership. There’s a ton of nice materials to learn!

The Best Archaeological Discovery of the 20th Century

Justin Taylor has tailored an interview to function an introduction to the best archaeological discovery of the 20th century.

Flashback: Matt Chandler’s Radical Reminder that “God Is For God”

As an alternative of stirring up the gang after which gloating of their applause, Chandler took the chance to deliver them low in humility in order that God may very well be exalted. It was not simply the fitting message. It was the fitting message on the proper time.

Once we see salvation entire—its each single half is present in Christ, we should beware lest we derive the smallest drop from some place else. —Sinclair Ferguson

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