Today’s Kindle deals include a quirky collection of this and that.
A celebration of Nabeel Qureshi’s life and ministry will take place this Thursday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) at The Loop Campus of Houston’s First Baptist Church (7401 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77024). It will be livestreamed online for those who wish to watch it.
John Dyer: “Over the past few months, I’ve been testing out the beta version of iOS 11 on my iPhone, and I’ve found myself doing something very disturbing – I regularly tell Siri little fibs, and sometimes I tell her full blow lies.”
Carl Trueman’s latest column is a good one: “As long as there have been churches, there have been churches that want to do less than that for which the church is intended. Rather than offer people a glorious vision of who God is and who men and women are before him, they have sought to offer the spirit of the age in a religious idiom.”
Rod Dreher provides some important historical perspective to those who think we’ve come into the worst times in history.
Randy Alcorn addresses a too-common misconception. “Our belief that Heaven will be boring betrays a heresy—that God is boring. There’s no greater nonsense. What’s true is that our desire for pleasure and the experience of joy come directly from God’s hand.”
I have often wondered whether we’ve made this all too complicated. “Were we playing our parts correctly? Was I sinning by giving my husband my opinion on things all of these years? Was my husband sinning by allowing me to have a say in things? And when he did listen to me when I had a strong opinion about something, was I manipulating him? At one point, I was even told by a church leader that it was strange that my husband and I told each other everything.”
These are helpful but sobering thoughts on the ways we are shaped by our digital devices.
There is one practice I find myself working on these days more than any other, and I think it may be the most important of them all. It is a simple one: Never resist the least urge to pray.
God does not accept me just as I am; He loves me despite how I am. —David Powlison