Do you know a woman who could use $150 in seminary textbooks?
I just realized I have $140 in gift cards for the Westminster Theological Seminary Book Store (a great place to find good books).
I pondered a bit on what to buy with them. But, honestly, I have a lot of books. More than I’ve read. Maybe more than I need! (Nah…) My church is gracious to provide me with needed books. Publishers supply me with books to review. In short, there was nothing I needed right now.
So, I decided that I want to use these to buy textbooks for a woman receiving academic theological education. Women enrolled in a seminary course for credit this fall can enter here. The winner will be picked on July 31.
There are a host of reasons that seminary education is a good thing for sisters to enroll in (and many more reasons why it can be difficult for them to receive)—more reasons than I can outline here. I’m hoping this is one small way I can help make this happen for one woman.
If you know of a woman attending seminary this fall, please share this with her.
The more I learn about being a better pastor today, the more I understand my failures as a pastor yesterday. This helps me feel my need for grace. Continue reading “Seeing Failures, Progress, People, and Grace”
For June, the Not Your White Male Church Guy’s Book Club is discussing Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry. (I hear the audiobook, read by Jackie, is fantastic.)
Please consider buying a copy, joining the bookclub, and inviting a friend for some discussion.
(And you can win a copy of the book here.)
“At the same time, we should avoid everything like the ferocity of bigotry. There are religious people about, who, I have no doubt, were born of a woman, but they appear to have been suckled by a wolf. I have done them no dishonor by that comparison, for were not Romulus and Remus, the founders of the city of Rome, nourished in that fashion? Some warlike men of this order have had power to found dynasties of thought; but human kindness and brotherly love consort better with the Kingdom of Christ. We are not to be always going about the world searching out heresies, like terrier dogs sniffing for rats, and to be always so confident of our own infallibility that we erect ecclesiastical stakes at which to roast all who differ from us, not, ’tis true, with faggots of wood, but with those coals of juniper, which consist of strong prejudice and cruel suspicion.”
— C. H. Spurgeon, “Forward!“
When our pastor began to preach through the Gospel of Luke last year, we encouraged church members to purchase the Luke volume from the ESV Scripture New Testament Journal Set. I’ve heard from many who have enjoyed using it, not only for sermon notes but for personal study and journaling.
So, I was excited when Crossway announced the publication of the entire Old Testament journal set. I am especially grateful they sent me a full set to review—and a complete set to giveaway (see below). Continue reading “Review (and Giveaway) of ESV Scripture Old Testament Journal Set”