Free Friday! Extreme Exploits

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There are two kinds of Christians today: transformers and conformers. Paul makes it very clear what kind of people God has called us to be: “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2). This is a message we must each seriously consider. Every one of us is either a transformer or conformer. Either we will transform our school, our church, our workplace, our city, or our home through a life devoted to Christ, or we will conform to the world around us.

Happy Free Friday everyone! Today’s free book, usually $10.95, is Extreme Exploits by Danny Lovett and Dillon Burroughs.

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Guest Post: Invest in Fertile Relationships

Most of the time I battle with a complete sense of exhaustion. As a pastor, there are almost endless requests made for my time and energy. This is part of the calling, part of the job. Cognitively I appreciate it. Apart from the sinful temptation of pride (feeling good about being needed), I am humbled by the position and platform that God has placed me in and the responsibility to care for others, to care for their souls. The problem is that this constant withdrawal can lead to burn out or maybe worst – bitterness.

We have all been in seasons where we fake caring. We go through the motions and smile but, honestly, on the inside, we are far more concerned with the weather than we are the person in front of us. All of us would agree that is no place we want to be.

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Free Friday! The Advancement

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The new features of the modern worldview (natural historical development and inevitable progress) are not necessarily two absolutely distinct ideas. They are usually seen more as a blend, and it is precisely this blend that lies behind modern secular thought. In order to see the impact this blend of ideas has made, it will be helpful to contrast the modern secular and naturalistic worldview that had arisen by the late twentieth century with the idea blend (the worldview) which (in the West, at least) has been secularism’s primary rival. This long-standing alternative includes the following ideas: (1) stability in nature, (2) spiritual warfare, and (3) historical change initiated by divine intervention.

Happy Free Friday everyone! Today’s free book, usually $19.95, is The Advancement: Keeping the Faith in an Evolutionary Age by L. Russ Bush.

The Advancement unapologetically presents the biblical solution as the only satisfactory worldview for modern life in contrast to the naturalistic worldview that dominates thought today.

A unique Christian Apologetic approaching Darwinian naturalism from a history-of-ideas perspective. The author argues that progress and advancement are better metaphors to characterize the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century than the term post-modern. The illusion of spiritual progress is now no more true than it was during the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century.

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Free Friday! The Great Commission to Worship

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Based on the rapid decline in evangelism statistics, the sad part is that so-called believers appear to be content with this disconnect in reference to their faith, thus allowing for outward expressions of worship with little regard to what it means to be a multiplying disciple of Christ. After generations of allowing this anemic expression of worship to exist with little or no challenge from Christian leaders, the result has been the normalizing of an impotent faith that ignores the Great Commission in favor of reducing worship to an emotional act of personal expression.

Happy Free Friday everyone! Today’s free book, usually $19.95, is The Great Commission to Worship: Biblical Principles for Worship-Based Evangelism by David Wheeler and Vernon Whaley.

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Welcome to Barnabas Piper

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Over the last few years B&H Academic (including WORDsearch) has grown from being a print publisher with four full time staff members to a digital content provider delivered through proprietary platforms with a team of almost fifty people. This growth allows us to better serve the Christian academic community in new and exciting ways. To do this effectively, we needed a marketing leader who can develop and execute strategies to promote our complete portfolio of capabilities and services. I am excited to announce that we have found such a person. His name is Barnabas Piper.

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Free Friday! Aging Gracefully

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Most of us give scant recognition to the aging process until we begin to notice physical changes: a wrinkle in the corner of the eye or mouth, a gray hair in the head or eyebrow, an “age” spot on the back of the hand, or some other common indicator. When one or more of these “symptoms” appear, our responses range from quiet resignation to full-blown panic. So, how are you dealing with the fact of your aging? Aging is a process of change; it is both inevitable and irresistible. If we wish to enjoy the later part of life (or any other part for that matter), we must learn to adapt to the changes that come our way.

Happy Free Friday everyone! Today’s free book, usually $12.95, is Aging Gracefully: Keeping the Joy in the Journey by David L. Petty.

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