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Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching | John Koessler | $5.99
Tough Topics 2 | Sam Storms | $2.99
Why Trusting Donald Trump on Judges is Folly | Conor Friedersdorf
Which candidate is most likely to mount significant new attacks on a religious group, and to nominate judges with little regard for protecting minority rights? Here’s a clue: Would you rather live as a Muslim under Trump or a Christian under Clinton?
Questions to Ask When Preparing for Marriage | John Piper
Really helpful resource for engaged couples.
In Praise of Gaye Clark | Thabiti Anyabwile
When I learned she’d decided to remove the piece (a move I respect but wish hadn’t happened), I decided someone should say something in praise of this woman and what happened. Having never met or spoken with her, here’s my feeble attempt. I hope it encourages her, her family, and the Church as we work through these things.
What Would God Say to Your Anxiety? | Dave Radford
When anxiety strikes, we often resort to navel-gazing — the act of “self-indulgent or excessive contemplation of oneself, or a single issue, at the expense of a wider view.” Instead of trusting God’s promise to provide with ever-arriving waves of grace, I am prone to enshrouding myself in a cloud of needless concern. And that anxiety blinds me to reality. I trade the “wider view” of God’s faithfulness in exchange for the empty promises offered by self-pity, worry, and doubt. Fortunately, the Bible has something to say to anxious hearts. As a child of God, you have a jaw-dropping past, an infinitely compelling future, and a rock-solid reality to stand on without fear or worry in any circumstance.
Huge news for religious liberty in California.
Themelios 41.2 | Brian Tabb
The Gospel Coalition just released the August 2016 issue of Themelios, which has 197 pages of editorials, articles, and book reviews. It is freely available in three formats.
The Spiritual Warfare of Boring Preaching | Russell Moore
If lost people don’t like your message because they’re hostile to the gospel, you’re in good company. But if you’re boring the people of God with the Word of God, something has gone seriously awry. It may be that you preach just like the devil, and that you don’t even know it.