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A La Carte (9/4)
September 04, 2013
There are lots of good Kindle deals today. A Puritan Theology by Joel Beeke & Mark Jones is usually over $20, but for a short time it’s down to $9.99. I’ll explain why a bit later in the day. Also, a few excellent books from Baker have been marked down for a few days: Putting Amazing Back Into Grace by Michael Horton ($3.99), The Forgotten Trinity by James White ($3.99) and Basics for Believers by D.A. Carson ($3.99). Private Prayer by Puritan Thomas Brooks has just been released on Kindle and is $0.99. Also, An Introduction to the Old Testament by Tremper Longman & Raymond Dillard is down to $5.98.
Thinking Evangelically About Tim Tebow - Jared Wilson: “I’m a little concerned about the way many of my fellow evangelicals think about the phenomenon that is Tim Tebow, and I’m a little concerned about the way Tim Tebow may think about the phenomenon that is Tim Tebow. I think in general evangelicals could think more evangelically — which is to say, guided by the gospel, soberly.”
An Eternal Perspective - I enjoyed this interview with Randy Alcorn from the current issue of Tabletalk magazine.
The History of the World - You may have seen this before. It’s an amazing “histomap” that displays all of world history (up to 1931, anyway) in a single image. It’s incredible.
The Gray Havens - Tomorrow evening The Gray Havens, a band I like (see this interview I did with them) will be performing live on UStream in case you’re interested. You can listen to their album on Bandcamp.
Are You a Calvinist? - I am all for rethinking what labels we use and how we use them. This article provides some good food for thought.
A Warning Against Division - R.C. Sproul goes back to the Reformation to find a warning against division within the church.
Zzzzzz - I’ve been enjoying the comic strip Adam4d. His latest one is about falling asleep while praying.
God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him. —Hudson Taylor