Right now’s Kindle offers embody some newer books and a few older ones; there are some good picks!
Westminster Books has a sale on R.C. Sproul’s wonderful commentary on the Westminster Confession (which has been newly reprinted). You may additionally have an interest within the ESV Creeds & Confessions Bible.
(Yesterday on the weblog: The Gospel In accordance with Devil)
What an attention-grabbing reflection on our new applied sciences. “Until the 20th century, one had to leave the house for almost anything: to work, to eat or shop, to entertain yourself, to see other people. For decades, a family might have a single radio, then a few radios and a single television set. The possibilities available outside the home were far greater than those within its walls. But now, it’s not merely possible to do almost anything from home—it’s also the easiest option. Our forebears’ problem has been inverted: Now home is a prison of convenience that we need special help to escape.”
It’s an attention-grabbing query: “Why, if Christians were seen as offensive and were excluded from circles of influence and business and often put to death, did anyone become a Christian?”
You might not agree with all these causes, however I anticipate you’ll agree with the bulk. “When I was a teen and in my early 20s, nobody told me how fulfilling and meaningful I would find having children. So I suspect nobody has told most other young people either.”
I slightly loved this longform article on the hunt for treasure misplaced at sea. “As technology renders the seabed more accessible, the hunt for treasure-laden ships has drawn a fresh tide of salvors and their investors—as well as marine archaeologists wanting to exhume the lost relics. But of late, when salvors have found vessels, their rights have been challenged in court.”
Right here is one for pastors to contemplate as they contemplate the approaching Sunday. “If there is one area in which I wish to grow, it is in this–an ever increasing joyful and affectionate longing to be with and labor for the people of God.”
I’m unsure that I agree with John Piper all the way in which right here, however I do recognize the way in which he redirects this query to a extra foundational one. “Will God give my future spouse a similar calling to the calling he has given me? Should we expect marriage to be a harmonizing of vocational passions?”
Melissa writes for the advantage of all who train the Phrase. “So, trembling teacher, it’s good to feel the weight of your responsibility. It’s good to realize that this work shouldn’t be taken lightly. Preparing to teach should be a careful and diligent process, one that is steeped in prayer and study and conscientiousness. But it’s also essential to remember that God can and does work through our weaknesses.”
So, am I assumed nicely of by outsiders? I don’t assume they assume poorly of me. What issues me, although, is that I’m not satisfied they consider me in any respect. And I believe many pastors discover themselves in that exact same state of affairs.