Monthly Archives: May 2014


Don’t Fail

I bought a kindle book yesterday and decided I wanted to read it on my computer.  So I clicked the kindle app and I got a true and useless message. FAIL. this version of the kindle application has expired and can no longer be used. Please update to a newer version. Marvelous.  Clearly I have a problem. What do I do about that? Update. Ok. How do I do that? OK Ok. I’m a computer literate guy and found the Kindle Download page almost as fast as my browser would load. But what if I couldn’t find it on my own? What if I were like some of the people my friend in IT helps out? That message is true. But it’s a fail nonetheless. As one frustrated user put it:”First, they pop up a warning that the program is about to expire. No mention of when that will happen; no advice about how to deal with it; no link for downloading a new version. Then, after it has actually expired, they pop another equally unhelpful message, and the program refuses to load.” In other words the problem is that I know there’s a problem, but I don’t know where to go to solve it. I think about this when I’m driving down the […]

this version of the kindle application has expired and can no longer be used. Please update to a newer version.

I’ve been saying it over and over. But it sure is nice to hear someone else say it. The reason the good news is good, is that without it the news is very very bad.

If we want to share Christ effectively, we must give the Bad News before we give the Good News. It is the Bad News about sin and judgment that makes the Good News of Jesus so powerful.

Here’s the context.Lutzer Bad News Before the Good News

via What’s Wrong with the American Church.