A La Carte

Weekend A La Carte (October 12) – Christian Article

I’ve been blessed to spend the past few days in Hawaii to speak at the Pacific Church Leadership Conference. What a joy it has been to spend time with brothers and sisters from all across the region (and with Alistair Begg who is decidedly not from the region). Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of classics and a few newer works. (Yesterday on the blog: To the Young Man Who Has Been Asked To Preach for the First Time) 7…

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Weekend A La Carte (October 5) – Christian Article

As Saturdays go, there is a pretty good little collection of Kindle deals to browse through. Godly Leaders Welcome Correction They do, indeed! “We’ve all read news headlines covering fallen leaders of highly profitable organizations, thousand-membership churches, and model families. One question I can’t help but ask is, ‘Did he or she invite correction, or were they surrounded by yes-people?’” 5 Prayers Prompted by Playboy’s Rebrand Playboy has decided to “rebrand” itself. “As believers in Jesus, how should we respond?…

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Weekend A La Carte (September 28) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include a newer one and a couple of classics. Crossway has just released the ESV New Christian’s Bible. It seems like the kind of thing that will interest lots of individuals and churches. (Yesterday on the blog: It’s All About the Conscience) John Piper’s Most Bizarre Moment in Preaching Here are John Piper’s reflections on a particularly strange moment in his lifetime of preaching. Recovering the Priority of Personal Holiness Alistair Begg: “What gave John Owen success in…

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Weekend A La Carte (September 21) – Christian Article

You’ll find an eclectic little collection of Kindle deals to poke through today. (Yesterday on the blog: What Is a Girl Worth?) Why Chris Tomlin Still Dominates Both Radio and Sunday Morning Here’s why Chris Tomlin is compared to Charles Wesley. What I wonder is how many of Tomlin’s songs will have the lasting power of Wesley’s. Will the church be singing any of them in 200 years? Only time will tell… The Worship Song I Can’t Bring Myself to…

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A La Carte (July 2) – Christian Article

There are a few minor Kindle deals today. Of more interest… …Logos users will definitely want to grab this month’s free book from Logos. And audiobook listeners will want to head to Christian Audio to grab a free copy of Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners. (Yesterday on the blog: Does Your Church Truly Care for True Widows?) An $8.2 Million Judgment, Over $8.2 Million in Royalties Given Away I’ve heard Randy Alcorn tell his story a number of times and…

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A La Carte (June 11) – Christian Article

I didn’t find any new and interesting Kindle deals, so will try again tomorrow. You may be interested in downloading the new issue of Reformed Perspective magazine. (Yesterday on the blog: What Is a Family, Anyway?) For Pastors Only (But You Can Eavesdrop) “Can you think of the name of a fellow pastor you would secretly enjoy seeing fail in ministry? A person who, in your darkest, most deliciously evil moments, you would enjoy seeing exposed in tomorrow’s paper for having…

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Weekend A La Carte (June 8) – Christian Article

Another day, another brief selection of Kindle deals, including a couple of classics. (Yesterday on the blog: Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Opportunity) David Powlison (1949–2019) David Powlison died yesterday at the age of 69. I did not know Powlison well, but in our few interactions, what stood out to me was his kindness. He was a kind and gentle man. Justin Taylor has a thorough obituary in which he tells about the man and his legacy. (Also see Jeremy Pierre’s Biblical Counseling and…

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A La Carte (June 6) – Christian Article

There are a few Kindle deals to look through today. (Yesterday on the blog: Affirming God’s Image) ‘Top Secret’ Maps Reveal the Massive Allied Effort Behind D-Day National Geographic has a really good overview of D-Day, the planning that went into it, and the weeks that followed. (This is, after all, the 75th anniversary of that day.) What Is Your Crazy Dream? I enjoyed Anne Kennedy’s kind of snarky look at the latest lifestyle guru to tell you to discover and…

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A La Carte (May 31) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include, well, not a whole lot. It has been a bit of a slow week as these things go. In Defence Of Deep Friendships It’s true, this: “We need a friend that shares more than just a passing interest in a mutual hobby. We need a friend that is more than just a person who makes mutual hours at work more tolerable. We need a friend who we’ll talk with even though we don’t need to ask them…

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Weekend A La Carte (June 1) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good list to kick off a new month. This month’s free book from Christian Audio is The Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren. There are a few discounted books to go with it, like Trillia Newbell’s Enjoy. Free from Logos this month is a whole course taught by John Frame. (Yesterday on the blog: The Five Things You Want Your Church To Be) How and When to Offend There are times it’s right…

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A La Carte (May 30) – Christian Article

Unfortunately, it’s a no Kindle deal kind of day today. Let’s try again tomorrow. (Yesterday on the blog: What Does It Mean To Be A Christian Blogger?) Can We Live Longer but Stay Younger? While this article veers into evolutionary silliness at one point, it first has lots of interesting facts and observations about aging. “The senior-housing industry is building inventory meant for seniors, but eighty-seven per cent of retirement-age people want to stay in the same home where they have…

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A La Carte (May 29) – Christian Article

There are a couple of fairly minor Kindle deals to consider today. If you prefer printed books, Westminster Books has deals on a bunch of May’s new releases. Longer Than This isn’t just one of the best blog articles I found yesterday, but possibly a contender for one of the best blog articles I’ve ever read. The Difference between Shiite and Sunni Muslims and Why It Matters “Lutherans and Baptists are basically the same. Wrong, and both groups would likely agree on…

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A La Carte (May 28) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include lots of great stuff. For the Glory is a top-tier biography; there is a MacArthur collection for a dollar; etc. (Yesterday on the blog: Getting Older Involves a Lot of Dying) Another One Bites the Dust This dispatch from one of Scotland’s schemes offers wisdom on a common issue. “This is a typical story that many face working in our poorest communities. We invest our time and energy into people and then, out of nowhere, it…

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Weekend A La Carte (May 25) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include several books from RHB and a classic systematic theology. If you are or ever have been a fan of Christian music, you probably won’t know what to do with this information any more than I did. “Kevin Max (dcTalk), John Schlitt (Petra), Billy Smiley (Whiteheart) and Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay) have united to form the CCM ALL STAR REVIEW.” (Yesterday on the blog: What I Pack In My Spiritual First Aid Kit) In Praise of…

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A La Carte (May 24) – Christian Article

Westminster Books is offering 50% off all Christian Focus titles. Personally, the CF books I treasure most and use with greatest frequency are Nick Needham’s volumes on church history; they are phenomenal and written at just the right level. The Literal Word Bible app may appeal to you, especially if you’re into Bible study (and/or into the NASB). Who Owns Your Body? Andrée Seu Peterson: “Who owns your body? It’s a hot topic today, with actress Alyssa Milano calling for…

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A La Carte (May 23) – Christian Article

Those who hunt for Kindle deals will find a few options today. (Yesterday on the blog: Work: Its Purpose, Dignity, and Transformation) Cautious about Causation Kevin DeYoung warns against being incautious when it comes to establishing causation. “People are complicated, and history is complicated. We don’t do anyone any favors by pretending that people or the past can be understood and summed up in a single, unifying theory.” Though he applies it to a few areas, he focuses in on…

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A La Carte (May 22) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include a few odds and ends. You may also want to look at Westminster Books and their sale on Bibles. Is There Really an “Orthodox” View on Sexuality? Trevin Wax: “Many denominations in the West have been rocked by controversy over sexuality these days, not because Christians are obsessed with others’ sexual activities, but because so many Christians around the world recognize, instinctively, that the push to change the definition of marriage means much more to the…

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Weekend A La Carte (May 18) – Christian Article

There are some rock-solid books in today’s list of Kindle deals. (Yesterday on the blog: How Many Loves Have You Experienced Today?) Why Preaching MIGHT Be a Walk in The Park “To the uninitiated, I look like a man on a morning stroll. I might be noticed to be glancing at my phone, or muttering under my breath, but the true purpose of my walk is probably obscure.” I also find a “walk in the park” to be tremendously helpful…

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A La Carte (May 16) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include various odds and ends! I’m quite enthusiastic about the new series of 31-Day Counseling Devotionals. Westminster has them at up to 50% off this week. (Yesterday on the blog: The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read (But Is Too Embarrassed to Ask)) What Is The Trinity Debate About? Wyatt Graham provides a primer on the recent Trinity controversy. “For all the bad that appears during debates like these, the theological benefit through blogging, publishing, and…

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Weekend A La Carte (May 11) – Christian Article

There are a few more Kindle deals to round out the week. Yesterday on the blog: 10 New and Notable Books for May The Mission Field Needs ESL Teachers. Can You Be One of Them? “There is a great opportunity for all types of English speakers—students, teachers, retirees—to help missionaries and churches who currently offer English classes as part of their strategy to share the gospel. Teaching English, facilitating discussion groups, organizing language exchanges, or hosting multiday English language intensives…

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A La Carte (May 7) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books from RHB and a biography of Tolkien. It’s always huge and exciting news when historian David McCullough releases a new book. Today is launch day for The Pioneers. (You may wish to get caught up with some of his other works; I recommend them all, but particularly 1776, John Adams, and Truman.) (Yesterday on the blog: What Makes a Sermon Difficult To Listen To) Twitter Is Not America This can’t be said enough.…

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A La Carte (April 15) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include some good books from Crossway. What is Impassibility? It’s a word you should know! “The doctrine of Divine Impassibility is an ancient Christian belief, confessed throughout the long history of the Church, and yet often misunderstood or rejected today. It reflects classical Christian theism, and its import is well-known by theologians and has been fixed for centuries. It is deeply rooted in the Christian tradition and confessed by every major English Protestant church…” When You’re Sharing…

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A La Carte (April 16) – Christian Article

It’s not much of a day for Kindle deals, but we’ll press on and try again tomorrow. (Yesterday on the blog: We Murder Babies) Pastors Are Special Jared Wilson: “Now that I’m not a pastor, I have taken seriously one of my ministerial goals in serving pastors and advocating for pastors. To that end, if you’re one of those who thinks pastors whine too much and work too little, I want to share with you some reasons you may not…

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A La Carte (April 12) – Christian Article

There are some pretty good Kindle deals to take advantage of today. Westminster Books has a sale on apologetics resources, headlined by a new book by Rebecca McLaughlin. Happy and Productive This is a happy story from WORLD magazine. “When Chris Gargiulo finished his 30th year of working at a McDonald’s in this city 37 miles north of Tampa, 60 people attended a celebratory surprise party. Gargiulo ‘was shocked,’ according to Cheryl Stark, a friend from church, but someone else…

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Sunday A La Carte – Tim Challies – Christian Article

It has been one of those weeks in which I collected more good links than I was able on include in the week’s regularly-scheduled A La Carte posts. Thus, here is a rare Sunday edition that includes some that were too good to just erase. Facebook Is Changing News Feed (Again) to Stop Fake News Facebook is once again changing their algorithm, and it matters to the content you will see. “The changes, broadly, seek to nurture what Facebook refers to…

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