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A La Carte (February 17)
February 17, 2016
Today’s Kindle deals include The Expected One by Scott James ($0.99); Praying Backwards by Bryan Chapell ($1.99); Interpreting Gospel Narratives by Timothy Wiarda ($2.99); It’s All In How You Tell It by Haddon Robinson ($1.99). Also, the Kindle Fire device is on sale today. Finally, Crossway will give you a free copy of Augustine on the Christian Life if you fill out a quick survey.
I know some people appreciated yesterday’s Logos deals, so here are a few more. Two study Bibles: ESV Study Bible and Reformation Study Bible are on sale. Two commentaries on Isaiah are discounted a little deeper: Ray Ortlund and Alec Motyer. Also consider Cranfield on Romans at a 61% discount.
Stacey Reaoch defends date nights: “While it’s true that a good marriage is built in the mundane tasks of everyday life rather than on romantic getaways and mountaintop experiences, it doesn’t negate the fact that intentional time together as a couple is indispensable to having a healthy marriage.”
Christian Today interviews Joseph Fiennes about playing the lead role in the new film Risen. They also talk about his upcoming role as Eric Liddell.
Here’s a good warning for all church-goers. “Oh, yes, the black hole of time. This is that period of time following the service when the visitor is standing around awkwardly, knowing not a soul. As the church bustles about, clumped together in their familiar groups, catching up and fellowshipping, the new family nervously gathers their stuff, looks about the room and waits.”
There is some good guidance here on reading those PG-13 passages with your children.
This Day in 1912 and 2001. 104 and 15 years ago today respectively, missionary to India John Nelson “Praying” Hyde and Voice of the Martyrs founder Richard Wurmbrandt both died. *
This article discusses one of the complexities inherent in this “brave new world.”
I enjoyed reading Denny Burk’s short remembrance of Charles Ryrie who died just two days ago.
This longform article explains how the FBI got on the track of FIFA and how they eventually began to take it down.
Every man loves the mercies of God, but a saint loves the God of his mercies. —John Flavel