September 3, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_There are some free ebooks out there worth grabbing. “Blood Work” is free for Kindle and Nook. This looks to be a very good book. “Trophy Child” is also free for Nook and Kindle. David Wilkerson’s “The Cross and the Switchblade” is this month’s free audio book from Christian Audio.

How does so much screen time affect us? How about our children? Here Justin Taylor uses Peter Lawler to give insights from Mark Bauerlein’s The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our FutureThese are concerns for all of us and especially parents to think about.

While I understand that it is valuable to share our testimonies, this doesn’t seem to fit the model we find in scripture. I know Paul does it several times in the book of Acts, however I would argue his experience was unique. Also Paul was communicating what Jesus did. Put differently, his testimony was about what happened in history, not how his relationship with God was working for him. Leslie Keenly tells us Why Telling Your Story is NOT the Best Way to Share the Gospel. Our home court is history not our experience. After all, who is to say your experience is actually better than someone else’s. We do ourselves and those we are sharing with a disservice when we don’t rely on our historical foundation.

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