Favorite Finds

Favorite Finds ~ November 5, 2019

Oh my! We haven’t had a Favorite Finds article in far too long! Here are a few of my favorite online finds…

“Is it possible for us to undermine the gospel we preach through our ministry associations?” That’s the question Sean DeMars answers beautifully in his article What Does 2 John Have to Teach Us about Partnering with False Teachers? If you’ve ever wondered about how 2 John relates to us today with regard to handling false teachers, this is a great, brief, biblical explanation.

 

Who’s up for a freebie? “Uncovering the lies we believe about all the earthly things that promise us peace, life, and contentment, Paul Tripp redirects our gaze to God’s awe-inducing glory—showing how such a vision has the potential to impact our every thought, word, and deed.” Thanks to our friends at Crossway for this free download of Awe: Why it Matters for Everything We Think, Say, and Do.

 

 

“Letters to the editor often reprove magazines for publishing material they deem inappropriate. What if Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia was (sic) published in Christianity Today magazine next month? The responses might be something like this…” This one’s just for fun but painfully true to life. If Galatians Was (sic) Published Today… was originally published at Christian humor site, The Sacred Sandwich.

 

“The charred lump of scroll sat in an archaeologist’s office, impossible to read without destroying it – until now.” It sounds like the introduction to a biblical historical novel that I would shamelessly lap up with a spoon, but this is real life, high tech Indiana Jones stuff, y’all. Scientists Finally Read the Oldest Biblical Text Ever Found. Watch, and read, how they did it.

 

This one’s a little goofy (so if goofiness and humor offend you, please don’t watch it.) But anyway, it’s a good, simple explanation that Philippians 4:13 doesn’t mean you can do anything you want. Like jump off a building and fly. And it might just put a smile on your face. I hope you lil chicken nuggets enjoy Context With Carll: Philippians 4:13. Jesus takes all kinds. And I’m glad, because that meant He could take me.


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3 thoughts on “Favorite Finds ~ November 5, 2019”

  1. Paul Tripp hasn’t received the memo on these two.

    “I still remember the first time I was in awe of God. It came after years of
    attending churches and calling myself ‘Christian.’ It was a major turning
    point in my life. It is an awe of God that inspires my major life decisions
    as well as my daily actions. Thank you, Paul, for getting beyond symptoms
    and getting at the heart of the matter. This book is brilliant, and I wish every
    believer would read it carefully. We live in a crazy time. We need books like
    this to help lay healthy foundations for our lives, so that we don’t spend our
    days overreacting to unpredictable events.”
    Francis Chan, New York Times best-selling author, Crazy Love and
    Forgotten God

    Because Normal Isn’t Working
    “Simply put, I read everything that Paul Tripp writes. I can’t afford to miss
    one word.”
    Ann Voskamp, author, New York Times best seller One Thousand Gifts

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for the heads up, Glo – I must have missed the endorsements page. I agree that it was not wise for Paul or his publisher to seek out these endorsements – he is shooting himself in the foot with doctrinally sound Christians with those choices. I’ll cut him a little slack on Chan since the book was published in 2015 before most of the stuff about Chan happened and/or was widely known. But Voskamp has been whackadoodle for years.

      Since Paul and Crossway are both generally doctrinally sound, I’m going to leave the link in the article, but I’ll try to keep a closer eye out for things like this in the future. Thanks again.

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