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What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? | Kevin DeYoung | $4.99
C. S. Lewis Remembered: Collected Reflections of Students, Friends and Colleagues | Harry Lee Poe | $0.99
All the Bad Things | Doctrine & Devotion
My favorite installment from my new favorite podcast. Joe Thorn and Jimmy Fowler bring the gauntlet down on a recent condemnation of alcohol from Paige Patterson. In this podcast, they discuss all the bad things–alcohol, cigars, and tattoos–from a healthy biblical perspective. The church, and the church in the South particularly, needs to learn how to deal honestly and biblically with these issues.
The Dark Knight | David Brooks
Trump has replaced biblical commitments with a gladiator ethos. Everything is oriented around conquest, success, supremacy and domination. This was the Lock Her Up convention. A law-and-order campaign doesn’t ask voters to like Trump and the Republicans any more than they liked Richard Nixon in 1968.
Voting in the Age of Clinton and Trump | Justin Taylor
It’s not my place to tell you how to vote. But I do agree with the counsel of Ted Cruz, who told the Republican National Convention (to a chorus of boos) to “vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who[m] you trust to defend our freedom, and to be faithful to the constitution.”
How Much Should You Pay a Guest Preacher? | Art Rainer
Most of us want to show the guest preacher our appreciation through an honorarium. We desire for him to feel valued and loved but still be good stewards of the church budget. It is a tension many church administrators feel. Here are four guidelines I suggest for navigating this tension…
God Thinks More of Your Obedience Than You Do | Mark Jones
Good people go to heaven — not self-wrought goodness, but true goodness, produced by the Spirit of God. Those who have the Spirit have the fruit of the Spirit, which includes goodness (Galatians 5:22; see Romans 8:9). If you aren’t good, you will not go to heaven (Galatians 5:21).
Pastoral Burnout | Ecclesiam
The causes and cure for burnout in the ministry.
22 Problems With Multi-Site Churches | Jonathan Leeman
Found this article from 2014 to be a helpful expression of disagreement with the multi-site model.
Saddest part of this election is the reality that Trump supporters like this exist. Since when was the United States of America long past something as simple as having two decent candidates running for the highest office in the land?