Morning Mashup 08/19


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


Tables in the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost, and Found Again | Preston Yancey | $0.99


Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides | Scott Sauls | $3.99



Is It Ever Okay for a Christian to Lie? | Sam Storms

As we seek to answer this question it’s important to remember that one’s conduct or actions are vehicles for truth and falsehood, authenticity and deceit, no less so than one’s words. So, is the Christian ever justified in communicating a falsehood? Perhaps a few examples will help focus our thoughts…

5 Reasons You Should Journal | Barnabas Piper

I don’t think everyone needs to journal. But I have a hard time thinking of any legitimate reason why someone wouldn’t. Some might think it’s girly. Some might think it’s time consuming. Some might just hate to write. Well, here are my five best reasons you should take up or, keep up, journaling.

Christian Identity in the Workplace | Elliot Milco

Christianity is not generally seen as an identity—being Christian is never seen as a fundamental feature of one’s personality, a given that cannot be questioned. Although one can be born into Christianity and raised Christian, we live in a society so saturated with lapsed Christians that no one has any illusions about Christianity being inextricable from the practice of one’s individual selfhood.

How to Write a Sermon: A Template | Bob Thune

How do I get from text to sermon? This is the question in sermon preparation. After preaching for 15 years, I’ve developed a basic pattern that might serve as a helpful resource to others.

5 Words of Advice for Young Seminarians | Jared Wilson

For those starting college or seminary education, I know it can sometimes be intimidating or overwhelming. And for those who don’t feel a little intimidated or overwhelmed, you may need to prepare yourselves, lest you get caught off-guard by the challenges of your studies and the seminary culture. Maybe the following few words can serve in this regard. 

Louisiana 2016 | Rod Dreher

Firsthand accounts of the devastation in southern Louisiana.

Keeping the Faith Without Hurting LGBT Students | Alan Noble

Both conservatives and liberals tend to approach the issue in absolute and uncompromising terms, but there are ways to resolve this conflict that will allow for both religious freedom and protections for LGBT students while minimizing further litigation.



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