Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness | Holly Ordway, Christianity Today
“The classic rational arguments for Christian faith—based on evidence, philosophy, and history—are as sound as ever, but they are effective only when people are interested in the questions and find our words and ideas meaningful. Today, we cannot count on our listeners to be either interested or informed. Here, we see the need for a new approach—or rather, the return to an older, more integrated approach to apologetics that engages the whole human person. Many contemporary apologists—myself included—look to both reason and imagination to help us lead people to know about, follow, and love our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Seven Dangers in the Last Few Years of Your Ministry |
“To be clear, I want to avoid seven dangers in my last years of ministry. And I know I can succumb to any and all of these dangers without His strength, His mercy, and His plan.”

The Banner of Truth Trust Turns 60 Years Old | TGC
“Iain Murray is 86 years old. Sixty years ago today, along with Jack Cullum and Sidney Norton, officially founded Banner of Truth, the Reformed-evangelical publisher that began out of Westminster Chapel in London in 1957.”

Go Ahead Leaders, Take That Vacation | Michael Hyatt
Michael Hyatt gives us 7 strategies to optimize time off and come back refreshed.

Control Your Sexuality | Tim Challies
“Stop masturbating. Is that too blunt? I don’t think it is. I think men need to hear it. Whether you’re single or married, just stop. Masturbation is self-love. It runs entirely counter to the heart of our Savior, who ‘came not to be served but to serve’ (Mark 10:45). It is counterfeit and fraudulent sexuality. Because it involves no woman, it is more properly a form of homosexuality than heterosexuality. It’s immature, it’s a misuse of God’s gift, it’s just plain dumb. You ought to be ashamed and embarrassed by it. So cut it out already and show some self-control.”

Are Video Games Keeping Young Men Out of the Work Force? | Alex Chediak, The Stream
“Screen time for young men without college degrees has more than doubled from the period 2004-2007 to the period 2011-2014. Unemployed young men now spend 2 to 3 times as many hours in front of a screen, compared to those who have jobs. More to the point, the percentage of screen time devoted to computer games has increased. Video games aren’t just sucking more time, they’re increasingly preferred over blogs, streamed videos and Facebook.”

New Books

The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography by Matt Fradd

Westminster Confession of Faith: Journal Edition

Honoring the Elderly: A Christian’s Duty to Aging Parents by Rev. Brian L. De Jong

Kindle Deals

For your non-Kindle book buying needs please consider using Reformation Heritage Books in the USA and Reformed Book Services in Canada. Good value prices and shipping.

Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood: An Eleven-Week Devotional Bible Study by Melissa Kruger ($4.99)

Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul by Hannah Anderson ($0.99)

Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning by Nancy Pearcey ($2.99)

The Pastor’s Wife: Strengthened by Grace for a Life of Love by Gloria Furman ($2.99)