Morning Mashup 07/28


A daily mashup of Kindle deals, articles, and videos for your information, edification, and enjoyment.


Andrew Murray: Christ’s Anointed Minister to South Africa | Vance Christie | $1.99


Introducing Covenant Theology | Michael Horton | $1.99


NIV Lifehacks Bible | Joe Carter | $3.99



5 Reasons to Host a Q&A After Your Worship Service | TGC

Tim KellerFor many years I did a question-and-answer session after each worship service. At the end of the service, just before the benediction, I would say, “Anyone who would like to ask a question about something in the sermon, or in the service, or about our church or Christianity in general—you are invited to stay and ask me those questions. Immediately after the postlude, we will conduct a 40-minute Q&A session right here down in front of the podium.”

2 Planks Necessary in a Platform for Future Evangelical Political Witness | Bruce Ashford

Bruce AshfordThere are any number of essential components of any blueprint for future evangelical political witness. It must be gospel-centered, for example, more focused on witness and obedience more than success or victory. It must be civil, and characterized more by grace and joy than by anger and fear. However, in this post, I wish to call attention to the fact that evangelical political activism and political witness must take the long view and the broad view.

Married Moms Need Single Women | Desiring God

Abigail DoddsDon’t think that in order for them to be qualified as counselors and mentors, the single person has to have experienced the same things we have. Married people can invite godly singles to speak into their lives on any subject, even on marriage and parenting.

7 Reasons to Consider Not Requiring Office Hours for Ministerial Staff | Thom Rainer

Sam RainerI’ve never liked the idea of requiring office hours for pastors and ministry staff. Ministry demands a “go” mentality. It’s hard to go when you have to sit at a desk all day. Assuming you have at least one person in a support role to answer phones and greet walk-ins, then you likely don’t need to require staff to have office hours. Here are a few reasons why I don’t require office hours for ministry staff.

The Church’s Urban Focus Overlooks Working Class Whites | WORLD

1000% agree with Anthony Bradley here.

Anthony BradleyWhile the city church planting emphasis emerged as a needed corrective to the suburban focus of evangelicals in the 1980s and ’90s, today’s “missional” efforts tend to neither encourage future leaders nor raise money to reach the white underclass, people from Rustbelt towns, and working class white populations in metropolitan areas.


Preach to the Affections, Don’t Manipulate Them | TGC


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