Jesus Isn’t Looking For Flashy
Have you been called to be a disciple of the mundane? Kara Dedert has come encouraging words for you amidst the monotony.

The Pastor As A Nursing Mother
Thankfully, the disaster of testosterone-fueled pastoring is being increasingly balanced with some spiritual estrogen. Coincides with Matt Chandler Apologizes For Lack Of Compassion In Church Discipline Cases. In The Complexity Of Pastoral Care, Nick Batzig explains why pastoring is such a difficult balancing act.

Lincoln And The World Changing Impact Of Overlooking An Offense
Trevin Wax unearths a fascinating story about Abraham Lincoln’s forgiveness of Edwin Stanton’s humiliating snub. Whether Lincoln knew the saving grace of God or not, many of us who who do could bless our churches by learning from him.

My Father Killed My Mother
You need a strong heart for this gritty story that doesn’t yet have a “happy ever after” ending.

Are You A Negaholic? 
Michael Hyatt describes five ways that pessimism may be ruining your life.

Your Paper Brain And Your Kindle Brain Aren’t The Same Thing
Unless you set aside time each day to read something on paper, the deep-reading ability of your brain will die.

Looks like Kim Shay and I have been thinking the same thoughts recently about social media, blogging, famous Christians, etc.


Responding to a recent Gallup social issue survey that shows America continues to shift left (or at least away from the Bible) on key moral issues, Ross Douthat writes on The Prospects For Polygamy and Joe Carter answers the question Why are behaviors the Bible condemns considered morally acceptable to Christians? Some of the statistical changes are frightening. The figures are presented for / against and should be posted beside where we pray each day. So much misery ahead for a society and for individuals with these kinds of morals and practices.

  • Sex between an unmarried man and woman: 68 / 29
  • Medical research using stem cells obtained from human embryos: 64 / 29
  • Gay or lesbian relations: 63 / 34
  • Having a baby outside of marriage: 61 / 35
  • Doctor assisted suicide: 56 / 37
  • Abortion: 45 / 45
  • Sex between teenagers: 37 / 56
  • Pornography: 34 / 62
  • Suicide: 19 / 73
  • Polygamy: 16 / 81
  • Married men and women having an affair: 8 / 89

Kindle Books

The Gospel of God by R C Sproul $4.99.

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller $4.99.

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones $1.99.

More Kindle books at great prices here.

New Book Recommendation

Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness by Jeremy Walker $9.99

“In the world, but not of the world.’” We’ve all said it, and we’ve all heard it – many times. But what does it really mean? Avoiding the dangers of isolation, insulation, and inattention, Jeremy Walker provides a reliable and readable guide for the Christian pilgrim passing through this passing world.


Behind the Bow Tie: A Profile of a Professor with a Missionary Heart