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Top Ten Signs Your Sermon Isn’t Going Well
Here’s an early morning LOL for you.


The Age of Privacy Is Over
I think we all know that there are growing concerns about the internet and privacy. Here Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says as much. And just think how much information Facebook has about all of us.


Deeper Into Depression
I’m not sure what to believe anymore when it comes to economics. This article says that in December “The labour force contracted by 661,000. This did not show up in the headline jobless rate because so many Americans dropped out of the system. The broad U6 category of unemployment rose to 17.3pc. That is the one that matters.” And yet most people are saying that we are well past the worst of it all. While on the subject of economics, check out this chart which shows the nations that hold US debt.


The Name of Jesus
Mounce looks at the meaning of the name of Jesus and Phil 2:10.


Thinking Green
Dr. Mohler writes about environmentalism taking over as religion on some people’s lives: “Now the secular world still has to make sense out of its own invisible, psychological drama–in particular, its feelings of guilt and indignation. Environmentalism, as a substitute for religion, has come to the rescue.”


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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.