Week in Review (2-14-14)

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This week had come great book deals. Those still available include: Thomas Manton: A Guided Tour of His Thought and Life ($5.99); God’s Promises, God’s Names, and God’s Providence kids devotionals by Sally Michael (3 for $24.99). There were also several Kindle deals:  Love or Die by Alexander Strauch ($3.99); God on Sex by Daniel Akin ($2.99)  The Conviction to Lead by Albert Mohler ($4.39); and An Infinite Journey is Andrew Davis ($4.99).  Also, five volumes of Crossway’s Preaching the Word commentary series are on sale for Kindle: Galatians ($2.99); Ephesians ($2.99); Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon ($2.99); 1-2 Timothy and Titus ($2.99); and 2 Corinthians ($2.99).

Somewhere between culture and apologetics comes this week’s story that contradicts the Bible’s depiction of camels. This may seem like a small thing, but if the Bible is unreliable as a historically accurate document, then all of it’s theology is unreliable as well. The evidence Christianity Today rounded up to show that the Bible is right was nicely summarized by Justin Taylor. Andy Naselli helped us think through whether or not Christians should use birth control by post a list of resources.

This week in the areas of Christian life, ministry, and theology, Kevin DeYoung offered a clarification on a recent sermon which asked this somewhat controversial question: does the Bible show that human forgiveness is conditional or unconditional?  Mez McConnell answered the question, “How do we reach the poor with the Gospel?”   David Murray and Heath Lambert had a conversation on the integration of secular psychology and biblical counseling.  Joel Beeke’s explanation of the Purtian’s View of Sex in Marriage was summarized by Nathan Bingham. Finally, Jon Bloom offered some good thoughts on Valentine’s Day from a Christian perspective.

The biggest resources posted this week is the full list of media resources from the recent Desiring God Pastor’s Conference. The theme was “The Pastor, the Vine, and the Branches: The Remarkable Beauty of Union with Christ.” Here are the links to the audio and video:

Plenary Messages

Seminars

Small Talks

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