The December Family Revise (and Non-Travel Report)

I turned forty five yesterday. My birthday celebration was supposed to get there when I was somewhere high over the Ocean, perhaps just off the coast of Namibia, at the front end of the monster 16-hour homeward flight. I should have got long since dropped asleep, and not recognized exactly where I was when the clock struck midnight, nor even what time zone it may have been. I suppose it is possible that I would have turned 45 several times while flying quickly from …

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The La Carte (December 2)

As happens every year, Westminster Books provides marked down ESVs to 50% off. That includes premium Bibles, Reader’ s Bibles, research Bibles, etc . Trademarks users will want to make sure to download this month’ s free plus nearly-free books. Today’ s Kindle deals include a couple of Christmas devotionals. (Yesterday in the blog: The Pleasure of Hearing) Postmodernism’s Revenge Here’ h Kevin DeYoung composing for WORLD views. “ Looking for blind spots is one thing. Acting as if we are window blind is another. We do not …

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The risk of Envying One more Church and How This Affects You

Probably you’re like me. Probably you’ve looked at an additional church or pastor with envy. It is that spark of elation you feel when first hearing in regards to a mega-platform pastor falling—envy. I’ve felt the particular flicker of “I knew it! ” without even knowing the person. Envy should be stomped out. Cathedral envy happens in the local level since…

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A La Carte (December 1)

The beginning of a new month is just the right time to consider that right now, today, at this very moment, God is reigning upon his throne. There’s a good little list of Kindle deals to work through. You Can’t Channel Him Because He’s Not Dead Anne Kennedy: “A dear and wonderful friend sent me an article about the most fantastical religious trend I think I’ve come across to date. In all my wandering around the cyber highways and byways …

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The Joy of Hearing

There is perhaps no book of the Bible that offers as many interpretive challenges as the book of Revelation. I sometimes debate whether the book is actually perfectly clear while we are pathetically thick or whether the book is extremely difficult to understand because God intended it to be. Either way, though the intent and general message of Revelation is clear enough, the details present a challenge worthy of the most eminent theologian. Speaking of which, Thomas Schreiner has recently …

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The La Carte (November 30)

Might the God associated with love and peace be with you these days. This is quite a deal from Westminster Publications: the beautiful 6-volume ESV Reader’ t Bible at 80% off! (Yesterday for the blog: I Understood It! ) Essential Questions with Kristin Kobes Du Mitteleuropäische zeit Denny Burk a new telling back-and-forth with Kristin Kobes Du Mez and writes about it here. What I found most interesting was his four-step path to deconstructing the standard Christian teaching on homosexuality. “ Evangelicals who deconstruct the Bible’s …

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ShareWord Global – A new name and mission for The Gideons in Canada

This week the blog is subsidized by ShareWord Global. What do most people consider when they hear ‘The Gideons’? If you would be to ask around, the answer would likely have something to do with Bible distribution, with the most common forms being Bibles in hotel nightstands or in the fingers of Grade five students. But the factor is, the Gideons have never just been about Bible distribution – in hotel nightstands, or otherwise. In case you trace back to the …

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Finite Disappointment versus Unlimited Hope

There is real pressure in the world. There are reasons to be afraid. AND God’ s goodness has not changed. Two stuff can be true at once. There can be darkness plus light. Grief plus joy. Hard and good. The good news is the light always wins. Discovering the beautiful admonition found in Philippians four: 8 to […]#@@#@!!

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