Book Review: Stop Loving the World | Meet the Puritans
“Worldliness is an increasing problem in Western Christendom. No one wants to admit that they are worldly, but the tragic fact is that Christians have often lost sight of how the Bible defines worldliness, replacing it with vague notions about what ‘those other people’ are doing.”

Pray For Your Church App Available | Borrowed Light
Mike Leake’s Prayer Apps have reached 32,000 downloads. Congratulations, Mike, and may God bless your passion for prayer and digital ministry.

A Pastor Is Not Married to the Church | Megan Hill, TGC
“More than 10 years ago, on the Sunday when my husband—newly graduated from seminary—was being ordained as a pastor, a godly older man approached us. ‘Well,’ he said gravely to my husband, ‘today is the day you marry this church.’ My heart sank. I was ready to be the pastor’s wife. But I wasn’t ready to be the pastor’s other wife.”

The Power of Saying Yes | Bethany Jenkins, TGC
“Wouldn’t it be great if we, as Christians, were known by our colleagues as the most helpful people in our workplaces? After all, helping others is one way to love our neighbors. It should be a joy to say yes to those who need something we can give them.”

God’s Fatherly Love at the First Wedding | Erik Raymond, TGC
“God has made a perfect world for Adam. He lives in the perfect environment (Eden), he has the perfect job, and he has the perfect relationship with God. Nothing is lacking. Right?”

How to Slay the Dragon of Pornography | Ed Welch, TGC
“The pursuit of porn has bad consequences. We need no special insight to see it erodes relationships and never satisfies. But bad consequences aren’t enough to stop us. We must be ready with persuasive reasons to put up a fight, and then assemble those reasons into a story that has some of the following elements.”

7 Ways Being Direct Makes Your More Productive | Time Management Ninja
“To get more done, you need to be more direct. More direct in your intentions, your actions, and even in what you say.”

Don’t Make Important Decisions Late in the Day | Francesca Gino, Harvard Business Review
“You may have devised a personal strategy to help you order your various tasks. But if you are like most people, you may not give too much thought about when is the best time to tackle each of them. You should. Recent research suggests that you need to think more strategically about how the time of day affects your decisions and performance.”

 Kindle Books

When “I Do” Becomes “I Don’t”: Practical Steps for Healing During Separation & Divorce by Laura Petherbridge ($1.99). I’ve not read this one but it looks like a helpful book.

Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God Forever by Michael Horton ($3.99)

A Popular Survey of the New Testament by Norman L. Geisler ($2.99)

The Complete Guide to Christian Quotations: An Indispensable Resource for Writers, Pastors, Teachers, Students–and Anyone Else Who Loves Books ($2.99)