3 Reasons why American Evangelicals Should Care About Brexit | Bruce Ashford
This is a good brief analysis with #3 being particularly on point.

Seven Lessons from Europe | Desiring God
Turning from the politics of Europe to the Kingdom of God in Europe, John Piper reflects on spiritual lessons learned during his recent teaching tour in Poland, Switzerland, and Italy.

Singing Scripture is really good for you
Three benefits of singing Psalms.

Seven Things Google Tells Us About Evangelism in the US | Thom Rainer
The rapidly declining incidence of searches for evangelism on Google probably reveals a declining incidence of evangelism, prompting Thom Rainer to say: ”I wish we could have a rule in churches that you can’t say anything critically until you have shared the gospel with someone. It would be a great source of church unity.”

Ugly Stain, Beautiful Hope: My Response to Mika Edmondson
Al Mohler responds to Dr. Mica Edmondson’s address: “Is Black Lives Matter the New Civil Rights Movement?” 

The Cost of Saying Yes | Dr. Stephen R. Graves
Say “No” more to  keep your promises more.

Every “yes” carries a cost. We usually think that “no” carries the big cost, but a “yes” can even be more expensive than a “no.”

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure | HBR
Rest more to produce more:

“Research has found that there is a direct correlation between lack of recovery and increased incidence of health and safety problems. And lack of recovery — whether by disrupting sleep with thoughts of work or having continuous cognitive arousal by watching our phones — is costing our companies $62 billion a year (that’s billion, not million) in lost productivity.”

Exercise Triggers Brain Cell Growth and Improves Memory | The Telegraph
Exercise more to remember more:

“For several years, researchers have noticed that aerobic exercise, of the kind which gets the heart pumping, also appears to improve memory and learning. But nobody knew how. Now researchers at the National Institute on Ageing in the US have discovered that when muscles exercise they produce a protein called cathepsin B which travels to the brain and triggers neuron growth.”

Kindle Books

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.

 Incomparable: Explorations in the Character of God by Andrew Wilson $0.99.

Bringing up Boys by James Dobson $3.77. This was a huge help to Shona and I at various points in our parenting.

Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds by Chris Brauns $2.99. Best book on forgiveness out there.

Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love by Ed Welch $3.99. Here’s my endorsement of this book:

“This book of practical spirituality will produce many more helpless Christians, but also many more helpful Christians. It made me feel both more needy and more needed. A rare double blessing!”


Chloe: A Story of Infertility, Adoption, and God’s Love
Watch, weep, rejoice, and worship.

  • Glass half full

    Re: the Black Lives Matter movement:
    For all those rightfully concerned about the tragically high numbers of violent deaths among members of the black community, PLEASE read this well researched article:

    If we truly want to save lives, we must correctly identify and address what is killing people! With this issue, misinformation is deadly!