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The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion | N.T. Wright | $21.74
Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost | Craig Keener | $36.48
Donald Trump and an Excruciating Moment for Evangelicals | The Washington Post
Albert Mohler: America’s evangelical Christians, awakened by the millions to political activism barely a generation ago, now find themselves in what can only be described as a crisis of conscience.
Wayne Grudem Rescinds Endorsement of Donald Trump | The Washington Post
Sarah Pulliam Bailey: Sunday, Grudem, a conservative theologian respected in many evangelical circles, pulled back his support and called for Trump to withdraw. The move could signal a loss of support for Trump from evangelicals, many of whom see him as a better option than Democrat Hillary Clinton.
160+ Republican Leaders Don’t Support Trump | NY Times
Really cool timeline of which Republican leaders don’t support Trump and when they made their decision.
The Wisdom of Repugnance | Snakes and Ladders
Alan Jacobs: I believe that the proper response of the well-former mind and heart to the very idea of Donald Trump as President of the United States is, to put it bluntly, revulsion.
Michael Horton: I agree with a lot in this book. I agree with the basic gist of Wright’s critique and with much of his own proposal. That response might surprise some, including the author, with whom I’ve enjoyed spirited and edifying discussions of the manuscript. My differences lie at the point of certain details. That said, they are significant.
How Do We Prepare Our Kids for Suffering? | Ask Pastor John
John Piper: The greatest challenge of parenting is not primarily remembering all the things that should be taught in the catechism, but primarily being a parent growing in grace and humility and trust and joy in all the ups and downs of life. Few things will have a greater power in our children’s lives to help them suffer as Christians.
The Problem of Lazy Men | The American Conservative
Rod Dreher: A smaller percentage of American males in the prime working years (ages 25 to 54) are working than were working near the end of the Great Depression in 1940, when the unemployment rate was above 14 percent.
You Don’t Need More Parenting Advice | Desiring God
Paul Tripp: If you desire not only to cope but to thrive with vision and joy as a parent, you need more than seven steps to solving whatever.