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A La Carte (11/29)

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The Unlucky Winners – We all know that money can’t buy happiness…and yet the lottery promises that very thing. TIME looks at a long list of unlucky winners, showing how the lottery changed their lives. Divorce, drugs, suicide…it’s all here in the aftermath of winning millions.

Forgive Us Our Debts – Shane Rosenthal looks at America’s perilous financial situation (which is far, far worse than most politicians are willing to admit) and says that it provides an apt illustration for humanity’s spiritual condition.

How To Read the Bible (And How Not To) – Ray Ortlund reflects on law and gospel within the Bible.

Challenge the Tolerant – I may have linked to something like this before, but I think it’s worth sharing again. Greg Koukl gives a helpful suggestion about engaging with people who promote tolerance in all things.

There is dust enough on some of your Bibles to write ‘damnation’ with your fingers.

—Charles Spurgeon

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

  • A La Carte Friday 2

    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

  • A La Carte Thursday 1

    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.