Morning Mashup 04/11

Morning Mashup

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


BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

The New City Catechism: 52 Questions and Answers for Our Hearts and Minds | TGC

 

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The New City Catechism Devotional: God’s Truth for Our Hearts and Minds | TGC

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ARTICLES

ANXIETY: MY THORN IN MY FLESH | A DAUGHTER OF THE REFORMATION

Rachel Miller: I woke up last week with a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach. Nothing, in particular, was wrong, but that didn’t stop my mind from racing through every possible thing that I could worry about. And then it latched on to something. And I began to obsess about it. And worry about it. And I prayed and talked myself down. And then “but, what if?” And then it latched on again. And I continued to obsess about it. And worry about it. And I prayed and talked myself down. Again, and again, and again. For days. Every night I’d go to sleep praying about it. Every morning I’d wake up early with the same dread, and the cycle would begin again. It was exhausting.

YOU’RE WELCOME HERE | DESIRING GOD

Stephen Witmer: The redeeming death of Jesus saves individuals, but it does more than just this. It creates communities, miraculously forming redeemed people into churches who live as family with one another.

ALABAMA GOVERNOR RESIGNS AMID ETHICS SCANDAL | WORLD MAGAZINE

Robert Bentley, an Alabama Republican once known as a champion of family values and conservative Christian morals, resigned as the state’s governor today amid a sex scandal that triggered a state ethics investigation.

A CATECHISM–WITH OUR KIDS? | TGC

Kathy Keller“Catechism—with our kids?” Years ago that was my response when someone suggested we begin doing a catechism with our very young, very active boys. But, to my amazement, it was a truly wonderful experience.

Grandfather Apologizes After Dylann Roof’s Guilty Pleas Add to Sentence | NY TIMES

It was Ms. Collier who stunned the nation by leading a procession of family members who expressed forgiveness for Mr. Roof at his bond hearing, only two days after the shootings. She reinforced that message in addressing Mr. Roof on Monday. “I just want to say,” Ms. Collier said, “have mercy on your soul.”

VIDEOS

WHY IS SIN IRONIC? | GENTLE REFORMATION

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Morning Mashup 08/29

Morning Mashup

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


KINDLE DEALS

Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength | J.I. Packer | $3.99

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Finishing Our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging | J.I. Packer | $3.99

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Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace | Michael Beates | $2.99

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ARTICLES

On David Gushee’s Dishonesty | Jake Meador

In Gushee’s world, no one is acting to promote a certain social agenda premised on redefining marriage and transforming sexual ethics into an exclusively consent-based system. It’s just happening like magic. Because #history.

Attention Students, Put Your Laptops Away | NPR

As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing your notes is faster — which comes in handy when there’s a lot of information to take down. But it turns out there are still advantages to doing things the old-fashioned way.

Christianity and the American Founding | Thomas Kidd

 For all of our arguments about religion’s role in the American Founding, we may not have considered the possibility that the Christianity of the American Founding could have produced watered-down “bad religion.”

Why Men and Women Are Not Equal | Glenn Stanton

Man and woman are not equal. He owes what he is to her. That is hardly her only power, but it is among her most formidable. Christianity has always known this. The Savior of the world chose to come to us through a wife and mother.

The Beautiful Gift of Gospel Community | Brandon Smart

It’s a gift that we even have someone to share our lives with. It’s a gift that we can confess sin and met with grace and restoration. It’s a gift to be able to look at your brothers and sisters and with tear filled eyes say “I’m not okay” and have them love us well enough to shower us with the gospel.

Welcome to the Big Time | ESPN

The implosion of the daily fantasy industry is a bro-classic tale of hubris, recklessness, political naïveté and a kill-or-be-killed culture.

VIDEOS

Morning Mashup 09/23

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A mashup of articles for your information, edification, entertainment, and enjoyment.


Should We Elect a Muslim President? – Great stuff from Baptist historian Thomas Kidd. He writes, “real religious liberty requires that law-abiding adherents of all faiths have equal access, in principle, to the benefits and offices of the republic, including the presidency.”

Guard Your Hearts at All Costs in the War with Porn – Brian Renshaw offers four helpful safeguards against pornography.

7 Tips for College Students – John Piper offers seven bits of advice for college students. I especially echo #4.

A Brief History of Complementarian Literature – Owen Strachan offers a comprehensive list of books on complementarianism that should be on every pastor’s shelf.

It’s Time to Increase Our Giving to the Cooperative Program – SBC president, Ronnie Floyd, calls SBC churches to give more to the Cooperative Program.

Yogi Berra Dies at 90 – One of the greatest Yankees and catchers to ever play the game died last night at age 90. Both on and off the field, he was one of the most gifted and interesting people the sport has ever seen.

Is Pro-Life Winning? – Russell Moore: “The cause of the unborn will triumph, ultimately, not because pro-life politicians are alive but because Jesus of Nazareth is.”

10 Surprising Facts About LEGO – Everything is Awesome!!

You ascended from before our eyes and we turned back grieving, only to find you in our hearts. –Augustine