Links, articles, book deals, and more for your information, edification, and enjoyment. Have a great Friday!
ISIS Systematically Beheading Children – Weep. Mourn. Pray.
A Time to Mourn – Christians aren’t the only ones being persecuted by the ISIS agenda to create a caliphate.
Leaving Ninevah – Historian Philip Jenkins speaks to the historic significance of the religious cleansing in Mosul.
Ebola Case Prompts Criticism – See Denny Burk, Andrew Walker, Russell Moore, and others respond to the criticism of the Ebola crisis from Donald Trump, Ann Coulter, and Ben Carson.
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus…Maybe – Why do some young people make a decision for Christ and then abandon the faith when they go to college? Parker Reardon offers a biblically and theologically sound answer, though you may not like what he says.
How to Keep the Spark Alive – Tim Challies: “Why do married couples have sex? And how can they ensure that they keep enjoying the sexual relationship throughout their marriage?”
4 Moments I’m Preparing Students to Face – I work with the children in my local church and I was helped so much by this article. As I continue to disciple children I will keep these four moments in mind.
Your Wedding is Still Something Worth Wanting – Marshall Segal offers five supernatural reasons to pursue marriage.
PGA Championship Leaderboard Day 1 – Rory is one shot off the lead. Although Westwood is at the front of the pack, all eyes are on the hottest player in the world right now, Mr. McIlroy. Tiger only finished with one birdie and finished at +3, nine strokes back.
Finally, Amazon’s Big Deal is back and there are some awesome Kindle deals available:
Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung ($1.99)
The Insanity of Obedience: Walking with Jesus in Tough Places by Nik Ripken ($2.99)
Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes ($1.99)
The Promises of God by R.C. Sproul ($0.99)
Transformational Discipleship by Eric Geiger, Michael Kelley, and Philip Nation ($1.99)
What is the Mission of the Church? by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert ($1.99)
What Every Christian Ought to Know by Adrian Rogers ($1.99)
Doxology and Theology by Matt Boswell ($1.99)
Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning. –Dallas Willard