Morning Mashup 10/1


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Can the Bible Be Used to Prove the Bible? – Michael Patton sees whether there is any validity to the statement, “You cannot use the Bible to prove the Bible.” An insightful post for both Christians and non-Christians.

The Feminine Mystique at 50 – This year marks the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique. An article at The Gospel Coalition writes about its long-lasting effects.

4 Lessons Learned in Nursing Home Ministry – Ivan Mesa: “One of my joys while studying in seminary has been serving in a couple nursing homes in our city. For a young man with limited ministry experience, my time working in a nursing home has helped me grow as a pastor and put my shepherding skills to use. Here are four simple lessons I’ve learned along the way.”

Not Just the Bad Things – We all pull out Romans 8:28 during suffering and the context Paul writes this verse in is one of suffering. Is it just the bad things that God works together for our good? Tim Challies explains.

Government Shutdown Begins – The Washington Post reports, “The U.S. government began to shut down for the first time in 17 years early Tuesday, after a Congress bitterly divided over President Obama’s signature health-care initiative failed to reach agreement to fund federal agencies.”

Does “Mere Christianity” Mean Eliminate Denominations? – John Piper believes Christian unity works best not through tearing down denominational fences, but rather loving across them. But would C.S. Lewis agree?

Finally, don’t miss these amazing Kindle deals:  Glorious Ruin by Tullian Tchividjian (free); Risk Is Right by John Piper ($1.99); Gospel Deeps by Jared Wilson ($2.99); Bloodlines by John Piper ($3.99); The Gospel Commission by D.A. Carson ($3.99) [HT: Challies].

I preached as never sure to preach again / And as a dying man to dying men. –Richard Baxter

 

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