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Kindle Deal of the Day: The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited by Scot McKnight. $3.79.

My review of the book in two parts - “Points of Agreement” and “Points of Concern”  as well as an interview with Scot about the Christianity Today cover story that preceded the book.

The Lessons from Newtown are not Political:

This kind of tragedy raises questions that we are equipped to answer, and they are not in realm of gun laws or health care. In fact, it should frustrate us to see non-Christians framing this tragedy in moral terms, and (in a great reversal) Christians falling back on political ones.

The Real War on Christmas:

 You have to shift their habits of thinking from the more serious to the more trivial (without blowing your cover and provoking the opposite reaction). Affirm the second-best thing against the first-best, then the third-best against the second-best, and so on. Here’s what I mean.

How Does a Pastor Address His “Speech Fillers” in Praying and Preaching?

They come in different shapes, sizes, and expressions, but we all have them.  Those who claimed to have never had them, are in denial and probably are still unaware they have them.  Those polished, seasoned preachers who appear to have none of them, once did.

5 Things You Should Know about Pastors’ Salaries:

In many churches, the pastor’s salary is a quiet issue. There is a sense of discomfort from both the pastor and the members when the topic is broached. Such discomfort is unfortunate, however, because a number of churches will not seek every year to make certain the pastor is paid fairly.

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​Trevin Wax is Bible and Reference Publisher at LifeWay Christian Resources and managing editor of The Gospel Project. You can follow him on Twitter or receive blog posts via email. Click here for Trevin’s full bio.

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