Morning Mashup 10/10

Morning Mashup

A daily mashup of book recommendations, articles, and videos for your information, edification, and enjoyment.


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 MohlerAmerica’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 JacobsI 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.

N.T. Wright Reconsiders the Meaning of Jesus’ Death | TGC

Michael HortonI 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 PiperThe 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 DreherA 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.



Morning Mashup 09/26

Morning Mashup

A daily mashup of book recommendations, articles, and videos for your information, edification, and enjoyment.


On the Trinity

The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything | Fred Sanders | $12.51


Experiencing the Trinity: The Grace of God for the People of God | Joe Thorn | $7.87


Communion with the Triune God | John Owen | $28.00


Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith | Michael Reeves | $9.72



For the Bible Tells Me So | Albert Mohler

Andy Stanley does not mean to deny the central truth claims of Christianity…he affirms the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. But he does so while undercutting our only means of knowing of Christ and his resurrection from the dead — the Bible.

The Eternal Subordination of the Son Controversy: The Tension Between Bible and Doctrine | Alastair Roberts

The dogmaticians and systematic theologians have principally made their case through appeal to the creeds, patristic sources, and other important theologians from the tradition. They have discussed the deeper logic of orthodox Trinitarian theology, and have shown the ways in which the ESS position departs from it. However, their engagement with Scripture itself has been relatively slight. By contrast, Scripture has played a very prominent role in the arguments in favour of ESS.

Christian Men and Their Video Games | Tim Challies

If you’re a gamer, or a Christian gamer at least, you’ve rolled your eyes through a hundred articles by now, each one telling you why your gaming is sad, wasteful, pathetic. You’re immature, you’re addicted to pleasure, you’re a dopamine junkie. You might even have found yourself compared to a porn addict since in many minds porn and PlayStations go hand in hand. That’s not what the articles actually say, of course, but it can sure feel like it. Gamers are an easy target and a lot of people line up to take their swings.

5 Things I Learned As a Pastor’s Kid | Samuel James

Brief lessons learned from a pastor’s kid. Pastors and church members, take note.

Old, Restful, and Reforming | Jared Wilson

Jared Wilson reflects on 10 years of the Young, Restless, and Reformed movement.

Why I’m Glad We Marched and Wish We Hadn’t | George Robinson

On July 9, a handful of our staff and members participated in the Black Lives Matter march in Augusta. I’m glad they did and wish they hadn’t.


Jose Fernandez Had a Special Bond With His Grandmother


Five Things Introverts Are Secretly Paranoid About



Morning Mashup 04/25


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


Show Them Jesus by Jack Klumpenhower ($1.99)


Not to Self by Joe Thorn ($2.99)


Jesus or Nothing by Dan DeWitt ($3.99)


Truth Matters by Andreas Kostenberger, Darrell Bock, and Josh Chatraw ($3.82)



The Jewish Intellectual Who Predicted America’s Social Collapse – Bruce Ashford: “As Rieff saw it, human civilizations have always understood social order to be underlain by sacred order. The latter always and necessarily funds the former by providing a world of meaning and a code of permissions and prohibitions.”

The Uncomfortable Truth About Babylon Bee – Great look at the origins of Babylon Bee.

How to Get Free From Procrastination – Joshua Rogers: “Rather than minimize procrastination, we can recognize that it is rooted in spiritually destructive forces like fear and a lack of self-control.”

I.O.U – Why does Paul feel indebted to the Romans?

Beautifully True – John Piper discusses the beautiful nature of Scripture in this creative video.

How Facebook Plans to Take Over the World – “Facebook is booming; publishers, businesses and brands are clinging on for the ride.”

A Ray of Gospel Hope in Northern Iraq – A beautiful story of radical gospel love.

The Smug Style in American Liberalism – Intriguing read.

Remembering Prince – Mike Cosper: “Prince took the raw material of the created world around him and made it into something new, and when he sent that new thing back into the world, it made us smile, made us want to fall in love, made us want to dance.”


HT: Kevin DeYoung