Jeffrey MacDonald, writing for USA Today, reports that Tim Tebow is the top religion author of 2011, outselling Rob Bell:Tebow's Christian life story, Through My Eyes, has become the top-selling new release of 2011 from HarperOne, a leading religion book publisher. With 220,000 copies sold since its June launch, Through My Eyes has even outsold Rob Bell's best-seller Love Wins, which sparked intense debate with its unorthodox views about hell.Go, Tebow! HT: Ray Pritchard … [Read more...] about Tim Tebow Outsells Rob Bell
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The current issue of Tabletalk magazine (Ligonier Ministries) includes an interview with Matt Chandler. TT: By way of offering a brief introduction of yourself and your family, when was God’s call to serve His people confirmed for you? MC: I think my story is a bit strange in that my awareness of God’s call on my life to serve His people was a bit lost in me serving His people. I’ll try and explain that. I was very frustrated with my church experiences heading into college. I loved sharing the gospel and loved the God of the Bible, but it appeared to me (probably my immaturity) … [Read more...] about An Interview with Matt Chandler
“There is no better guide to college than this.” Alex and Brett Harris, best-selling authors of Do Hard Things “Most Christian young people go to college without specific goals, and are unprepared for the challenges that await them. While some prosper spiritually, most get derailed, and an alarming number abandon their faith, probably because they didn’t have their own faith in the first place. Alex Chediak has written an insightful and useful book to help college-bound people know what to expect, how to prepare for it, and what to do to avoid the pitfalls. He offers great insights on … [Read more...] about Thriving at College Endorsements (All)
A prayer from John Piper: Father in heaven, you are the absolute Sovereign over the shaking of the earth, the rising of the sea, and the raging of the waves. We tremble at your power and bow before your unsearchable judgments and inscrutable ways. We cover our faces and kiss your omnipotent hand. We fall helpless to the floor in prayer and feel how fragile the very ground is beneath our knees. O God, we humble ourselves under your holy majesty and repent. In a moment—in the twinkling of an eye—we too could be swept away. We are not more deserving of firm ground than our fellowmen in … [Read more...] about Remarkable Raw Footage of the Japan Tsunami
Note: Update at the bottom. The answer seems to be yes, given his most recent book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. The publisher's description: Fans flock to his Facebook page, his NOOMA videos have been viewed by millions, and his Sunday sermons are attended by 10,000 parishioners—with a downloadable podcast reaching 50,000 more. An electrifying, unconventional pastor whom Time magazine calls “a singular rock star in the church world,” Rob Bell is the most vibrant, central religious leader of the millennial generation. Now, in Love … [Read more...] about Is Rob Bell a Universalist?
Albert Mohler - Commentary I am greatly encouraged to see this discussion emerge, and now is the time for Christians to address these questions seriously, soberly, and scripturally. The rejection of the prevailing secular model of dating and the emergence of a Christian conversation about courtship is a sign of hope. Five Paths to the Love of Your Life will be helpful to young people, their parents, and church leaders. The book is almost surely to become text for group study in many local churches and student ministries. But this discussion shouldn't start or stop there. Parents should read … [Read more...] about Reviews