Here are the items and resources of interest for February 7, 2020:
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- Why Study Esther? — An article by Jesse Johnson.
- The Importance of What We Do in Secret — From the article written by Derek Thomas:
There is a manner of ministry that is more about self-service than self-sacrifice, self-indulgence than self-discipline, and self-promotion than self-denial. There is also giving that is designed for recognition—plaques on walls intended to be read by generations to come, or press releases informing the world of “generous donations”; prayers in pristine Cranmerlike language of the sixteenth century suggesting depths of personal piety; fasting that is shown via open-necked T-shirts revealing a ribbed torso.
But all these outward demonstrations of piety may be no more than mere hypocrisy. The Greek word translated “hypocrites” (Matt. 6:2, 5) refers to the masks worn by ancient actors as symbols of pretense and show. Thus, give with fanfare; pray with pride; fast with notice. This ministry is inauthentic. It is a sham.
- Ministry is Being a Priest to God and One Another — an article by Dave Jenkins.
- The app that broke the Iowa caucus — an inside look from CNET.
- How to mirror an Android device on your TV — helpful tips from CNET.
- 17 gift ideas for your high-tech valentine — An article from PC MAG.