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A La Carte (January 25)

Buckle up because there are lots of great Kindle deals today. Here is a selection from Zondervan priced at $3.99: The Gagging of God, Worship by the Book, and Telling the Truth by D.A. Carson; A God-Sized Vision by Collin Hansen; The Pastor Theologian by Gerald Hiestand; The Next Story (revised and expanded) by me; The Pastor’s Family by Brian Croft; Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Crossway also has a selection about women’s ministry at $4.99 each: Women’s Ministry in the Local Church by Ligon Duncan & Susan Hunt; Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin; Word-Filled Women’s Ministry edited by Gloria Furman and Kathleen Nielson.

Scruffy Hospitality

This is good: “Scruffy hospitality means you’re not waiting for everything in your house to be in order before you host and serve friends in your home. Scruffy hospitality means you hunger more for good conversation and serving a simple meal of what you have, not what you don’t have.”

The Most Important Ingredient to Improve Your Marriage

Tim Lane: “What fuels a strong, resilient, enjoyable marriage? Most people would immediately answer with suggestions like better communication and the ability to resolve conflicts. As important as those skills are, it is actually much more simple than that.”

What really happened at Target Canada

This is a fascinating article about what really went wrong with Target’s failed attempt to move into Canada.

Desiring Knowledge and Maturity

Kevin DeYoung says, “All else being equal, I’d rather have a mature Christian with simple theological knowledge than an extremely knowledgeable, well-read Christian without a lot of maturity. But, of course, neither situation is desirable. Let me explain.”

Why Snow Shoveling is Deadly

Take care of yourself out there.

This Day in 1534. 482 years ago today, Martin Luther preached, “To be converted to God means to believe in Christ, to believe that He is our Mediator and that we have eternal life through Him.” *

Why Are Airplane Windows Round?

So you don’t die, of course. Here’s a slightly longer video explanation.

Start a Company Before College

This is a neat idea.


Show me a church’s songs and I’ll show you their theology. —Gordon Fee

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