Morning Mashup 08/04


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


Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved | J.D. Greear | $0.99


Cross: Unrivaled Christ, Unstoppable Gospel, Unreached Peoples, Unending Joy | John Piper and David Mathis | $0.99



Southern Baptists and the Quest for Theological Identity | Albert Mohler

As cultural Christianity takes its final breaths, Baptists may be ousted from any place of prominent cultural influence, but our theological convictions uniquely situate us to respond to the challenges posed by late modernity.

Warn Them of the Danger of Words | Jeff Robinson

Words wield incredible power, and the proper/improper deployment of them gets a lot of ink in Scripture. Our God is a speaking God who inspired a book to tell us about himself and our relationship to him. Thus, it is important that we develop a biblical theology of words for the sake of our sanctification, for the sake of the church, for the sake of my son’s vocabulary, for the sake of the glory of God.

Paul Ryan’s Long, Hot Summer | Ross Douthat

Every piety that the speaker utters, every moral posture that he strikes, will be received with derision by anyone who remembers the months that he spent urging Americans, albeit through gritted teeth, to make Donald Trump commander in chief.

The Evangelical Case for Voting for David Duke | Jake Meador

Satirical piece that shatters Grudem’s argument to vote for Trump.

Paying Pastors, Church Buildings, and Weekly Sermons | John Piper

Excellent AskPastorJohn podcast episode on whether pastor salaries, church buildings and weekly sermons are biblical.

3 Signs That Giving Online to Your Church May Not Be Right For You | Art Rainer

Online giving is a method that helps me align with God’s design for my money—to be a conduit through which His generosity flows. For me, setting up automatic giving was an act of commitment and discipline. But not everyone has this same experience with online giving. In fact, there are some that probably should avoid giving to their church online. Here are three signs that online giving may not be right for you.

Questions to Help Pastors Grow Closer to Their Kids | Barnabas Piper

Pastors’ kids need parents more than they need pastors. They need conversations more than sermons. They need a patient listener more than stern advice. These are all nice concepts, but how exactly can pastors (and spouses) do this? Here are 7 questions you can ask to help them bridge the gap between ministry and your children.



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