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A La Carte (12/17)

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Significant Books of 2009
Keith Mathison, who has read every theology text and commentary ever written, provides a roundup of significant books from 2009.


Fishing: Canadian Style
A little glimpse of Canada for you. Do I need to provide the disclaimer “Don’t try this at home?”


Are You SAD?
My friend David Murray, who clearly has the best accent in the Reformed world, has released this short little video which addresses Seasonal Affective Disorder.


Matt Chandler
Matt Chandler’s church has released an update after he was told the results of the pathology tests. “On Tuesday, Dr. Barnett informed Matt and Lauren that the findings of the pathology report revealed a malignant brain tumor that was not encapsulated. The surgery to remove the tumor, the doctor said, was an extremely positive first step; however, because of the nature of the tumor, he was not able to remove all of it.”


Christmas Cheer
A few goofy Christmas-themed comics.


Free Shipping @ Amazon
By way of FYI, today is the last day you can order items from Amazon and have them shipped for free with a guarantee that they will arrive by the 24th of December. Today’s deals are not all that interesting, I suppose, though a Columbia fleece throw for $11 isn’t too bad. I feel like I should apologize for all the Amazon updates lately, but I really love the place and love combing through it for deals.


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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

  • Evangelize 2024: Growing a Church That Proclaims The Gospel

    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.