Morning Mashup 08/15


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


What Is the Meaning of Sex? | Denny Burk | $3.99


Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love | Katherine and Jay Wolf | $1.99


Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God (With a word to wives from Carolyn Mahaney): What Every Christian Husband Needs to Know | C.J. Mahaney | $4.99


Marriage Matters: Extraordinary Change through Ordinary Moments | Winston Smith | $1.99



Should Children Sit Through “Big Church”? | John Piper

I fully agree with Piper here. He writes,

The bottom line is heartfelt, passionate encounters with the living God in worship should be the greatest desire of a parents’ heart. And there is no better place or time to impart this than with mom and dad doing it together with the children in worship.

6 Surprising Ideas the KJV Translators Had About Other Bible Translations | George Guthrie

Yet, it is interesting that the KJV translators themselves had particular ideas about translations other than their own, and they lay out their views clearly and forcefully in the published Preface of the original edition of their eloquent translation. Ironically, their views are very different from those who champion their translation today. So here are 6 ideas the KJV translators had about other translations of the Bible.

Why Your Church Needs to Be Centered and Sent | J.D. Greear

Early in my pastorate, a well-meaning pastor told me that we should not think that much about sending during our first ten years; we should focus on building up our church locally. I know he meant well, but I have come to see this as very bad advice. Inherent in the call to follow Jesus is a call to follow him in his mission, both to our neighbors and to the nations.

Five Things Singles Wish Married Couples Knew | Jennifer Grisham

As we’ve been going through 1 Corinthians, we’ve talked a lot about marriage and singleness. Ever since we looked at 1 Corinthians 7, I’ve had really interesting conversations with my single and married friends, and thought it might be helpful to share a few things singles wish married couples knew, along with bits of my own story.

The Nine Constellations of Donald Trump | Michael Graham

A principled pluralistic culture needs a culture of grace that secularism cannot provide. We have been hollowed out by secularism in a way that challenges our institutions, our freedom, and our diverse way of life. We have lost a robust sense of truth, goodness, and beauty. We must become more committed to loving our neighbor as ourselves and as a result investing in building communities that promote human flourishing and culture making.

Did New Testament Writers Understand the Trinity | Brandon Smith

No doubt, NT writers were not Nicene-confessing Christians–but I think it is an overreach to assume that they had no framework for the Son and Spirit’s identification with YHWH. What follows is a brief adaptation from my thesis, discussing a few ways in which NT writers wrestled with the Trinity, and how Scripture helped inform the formulation of the creeds.

4 Myths About Delegating | Art Rainer

Why is delegating so tough for leaders? There are many reasons why leaders struggle with delegation. Sometimes, the struggle results from certain lies the leader believes about the vital practice. These myths have convinced the leader that avoiding delegation is best. But there is a reason we refer to them as myths. They are simply untrue. What are some of these myths? Here are four of them…



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