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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 (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.