A La Carte

Weekend A La Carte (February 15) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection. You’ll find some older ones, plus some new ones like the highly-regarded A Big Gospel in Small Places. (Yesterday on the blog: What Do Hitmen and Porn Watchers Have in Common?) Looking For a Church? Here’s What to Look For Jim Elliff: “My list doesn’t include a gymnasium or a youth group that does a lot of fun things, since the Bible doesn’t require a church to have these amenities. Here are…

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Weekend A La Carte (February 8) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include a few classics plus a few newer books. (Yesterday on the blog: An Invitation to the Great American Story) Men: Pursue Others Like Jesus Pursues You Ed Welch has one geared specifically to men: “You believe that Jesus pursues you. You are letting go of old lies that suggest he doesn’t care and that you are forgotten. Because of Jesus, you no longer look for the easiest person to talk to when people gather. Instead, you…

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A La Carte (January 1) – Christian Article

Happy new year! In honor of the occasion, I’ve collected a bunch of articles that will help direct your thoughts (and maybe habits) as you set out into this brand new year. (Yesterday on the blog: The Bible-Reading Plan I’ll Be Using in 2020) A New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Try to Be With It Kevin DeYoung urges you not to get drawn in by pop culture this year. “I’m not a technophobe. I have a blog, a Facebook page, a…

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A La Carte (December 26) – Christian Article

I trust you enjoyed your Christmas yesterday as we did! If you are into Kindle deals (and maybe got a new Kindle yesterday), check out today’s Kindle deals and you might find something to add to your collection. Logos users, the NIVAC set is deeply discounted for a few days; it is well worth owning. Hope That Conquers Anxiety William Farley: “True Believers hope for something else, without which heaven will not be heaven. They anchor their hope in a…

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Weekend A La Carte (December 7) – Christian Article

Having just done the long Frankfurt airport sprint, I made an impossible connection and am on my way home! I can’t wait to see my family. I’ll provide a kind of trip report next week. Today’s Kindle deals include a few “everyday” books and a couple of Christmas selections. Plus, Westminster Books has a deal on my pal Mez McConnell’s new book (plus all those ESV Bibles still). (Yesterday on the blog: How To Turn A Retired Bible Into A Precious…

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Weekend A La Carte (November 30) – Christian Article

Good morning from Lusaka, Zambia, where today I am scheduled to speak at the graduation ceremonies for African Christian University I’ve put together a list of a few Kindle deals that might interest you. Door-To-Door With a Difference This article contains some good and honest ideas for door-to-door evangelism in neighborhoods. 8 Ways Expository Preaching Changed Our Church “Faithful expository preaching meant that the Word of God is presented as the words of God. It sounds funny to write it that way, in…

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A La Carte (November 12) – Christian Article

There’s the usual list of Kindle deals to at least glance at today. Amazon has quite a lot of board games and other toys on sale today. (Yesterday on the blog: A Husband’s Perspective on a Postpartum Body) Honoring “Grandma Taylor” – Living Veteran of World War II I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Grandma Taylor, a living veteran of World War II. “97-year-old Marilyn Taylor is a veteran through and through. She is Mom to us and Grandma to her…

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A La Carte (November 5) – Christian Article

It’s mostly odds and ends on the Kindle deals list this morning. (Yesterday on the blog: Why It Matters that We Call the Final Book of the Bible Revelation, not Revelations) Not My Fault “Do you notice the difference? The language of brokenness and shame is passive language. It is describing something that has happened to you. The language of ‘sin’ is active language. It is something you do. If the language of our singing, counselling and preaching primarily uses…

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A La Carte (October 24) – Christian Article

Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of books that may be of interest. Westminster Books has Bibles on sale that have been priced to give away. (Yesterday on the blog: God Gave Me Three Children (and Three Friends)) For Jesus’ Sake, Be Kind Trevin Wax: “We are swimming upstream these days when we look for opportunities to show kindness. In a culture where bullying is confused with strength and where insults fly from so many elected officials as a sign…

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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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