Welcome to this week’s edition of Reagan’s Roundup!
Here are some links to fuel your journey toward being a more productive Christian.
- On the Blog: 3 Marks of True Friendship
- On the Podcast: RPS #43 — The Productive Value of True Friendships
Now, for what’s happening on the web:
Christian Audio’s Twice-Yearly Sale
Christian Audio has almost every audiobook in their library on sale for $7.49. So, now’s a good time to stock up on audiobook. Sale ends June 30th.
Facebook will now allow users to turn off political ads
If you’re in the US, this feature might be the only thing that makes Facebook slightly bearable in the election season.
Tend Your Own Garden
“I can’t hope or expect to change the world every day, but maybe that isn’t my job. Instead of trying to change the whole world in a single stroke, maybe I should focus on tending my own garden. I can teach my children to love Jesus and to care about justice, and live a life that honors the Lord.”
Planning a Preaching Schedule for Months (and Years) Ahead
“As much as we need preachers to address the pandemic directly in their sermons, the reality is there’s no single sermon or sermon series—no matter how excellent or faithful—that will do the work of years and years of Bible teaching and formation. Crisis care is essential, but it cannot do the work of long-term nurture and growth.”
Apple now accepts Mac trade-ins in its US stores
“The change theoretically makes it much easier to get money for your old computer towards a gift card or new device. Rather than having to mail in your old machine, if it’s eligible for a trade-in then you should now be able to take it directly to a store and get instant credit for it.”
The power of reading … slowly
“In the coronavirus bubble that many of us have been occupying in recent months, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has rediscovered the value of slowing down.
“My daily Bible reading and prayer, for example, is the best it’s been for a while. Rather than hastening out the door to catch the morning train, I take the 12 slow steps up to my home office, ignore the computer that is silently begging me to turn it on immediately, and sink into the old armchair of my mother’s that sits in the corner.”
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