Ray Ortlund helps us think through the teachings of Jesus as he gives us the unBeatitudes.
Having just finished an excellent book called Son of Hamas, I was pleased to see the publisher had set up an website for the book’s author, Mosab Hassan Yousef. Get a preview of the book, as well as hear a brief testimony of the young man who went from son of a religious leader to terrorist, Israeli double-agent, and a Christian.
Our friend, Challies, highlights what looks to be an excellent Bible reading plan. It’s actually similar to something I have been trying and blogged about a while back–a sweeping approach to reading the Bible that has the whole saturating our minds with the content of the Bible. This would be different than reading for deep understanding. Both are needed, but the approach highlighted by Challies–Professor Horner’s Bible-Reading System–(which makes me want to listen to Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band) focuses on the big reading. In other words, reading the Bible over and over, as much as possible, so to become like Spurgeon and other before him: to have our very blood be bibline. Check it out and stay encouraged on the system’s Facebook page.
Finally, for all you Sherlockians out there: the new BBC mini-series about the world’s only consulting detective re-imagined in the modern day, Sherlock, has finished. However, it’s also being renewed for more 90 minutes episodes. Since the first three were incredible, this is very good news!