Worth a Look 11.1.12
Kindle Deal of the Day: How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens: A Guide to Christ-Focused Reading of Scripture by Michael Williams. $3.99.
How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens connects each of the sixty-six books of the Bible to the person and work of Jesus Christ. By explaining each book’s theme and raising pertinent questions about the contemporary importance of that message, author Michael Williams sets readers on a path toward purposeful, independent reading and application of the entire Bible.
While there are certainly exceptions, I’ve identified nine common lies perpetuated by people in the media. Granted, there are enough vocal evangelicals to bolster each of these stereotypes, so the media isn’t completely responsible. But nuance is necessary here. Thus this post.
The “Going Deeper” podcast this week features an interview with Jennifer Marshall on the pro-life movement. Collin Hansen and Jennifer discuss the ramifications of media bias, elections, and the voice of women in this discussion.
The North American Mission Board’s Disaster Relief is one of the best places to donate if you’d like to help our friends on the East Coast:
SBDR area command is implementing the deployment of mobile field kitchens to northern and southern New Jersey, Gauthier reported. The current plan is for the kitchens to be operational by Thursday. Assessments are still being made for responses to other affected areas, Gauthier said.
SBDR volunteers serving from both affected and partnership responding state conventions include the Baptist General Convention of Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland-Delaware, Mississippi, New England, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania-South Jersey, South Carolina, Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia.
The merger will create the largest consumer book publisher in the world, with a global market share of more than 25 percent and a book list that includes contemporary best-sellers like Random House’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” and Penguin’s backlist of classics from authors like George Orwell.
Doxology & Theology Conference starts today.
The worship of God should be built upon, shaped by, and saturated with scripture. The focus of the first Doxology and Theology Conference is “The Word of God in Worship.” It is specifically geared for worship leaders who have a desire to more fully understand the role and function of scripture in worship through a biblical lens. We encourage you to bring your pastor and entire worship ministry. There will also be a special track for worship leaders of church plants through breakout sessions, and panel discussions with worship leaders who have planted churches.