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Wikipedia Scrubs Obama Eligibility Questions
This article at WND draws interesting comparisons between Obama’s profile at Wikipedia and George W. Bush’s. Guess which one is not allowed to have anything negative attached to it.


The Canadian Solution
Newsweek explains why Canadian banks are not failing and have no need of bailouts. “Canadian banks are typically leveraged at 18 to 1–compared with U.S. banks at 26 to 1 and European banks at a frightening 61 to 1. Partly this reflects Canada’s more risk-averse business culture, but it is also a product of old-fashioned rules on banking.”


Can an Elder Be Divorced
I love “Monday with Mounce.” This week he looks to 1 Timothy 3:2 to ask whether an elder may be previously divorced.


Interview with William Young
Here is an interview with The Shack author William Young. In it he flatly denies the substitutionary atonement (which was one of the questions many people had as they read the book).


Kyle Rae Sweet: 1956 – 2009
Long-time Christian music fans may be interested in this sad news. “Kyle Rae Sweet [Wife of Michael Sweet] has passed on and is now at peace with her Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ…”


Spring ESV Sale
Here’s one for the Canadians. Family Christian Bookstore in Burlington is offering sale prices on a selection of ESV Bibles. Click to read their flyer (PDF format).


Preachin’ Dirty
Phil Johnson begins to answer critics of his talk dealing with “Sound Doctrine, Sound Words.” To this point it seems a very grace-filled discussion.


Tait to Front Newsboys
The rumor mill was abuzz with this news; it has now been confirmed. Michael Tait is the new lead vocalist for the Newboys, replacing Peter Furler. If that means nothing to you, you probably don’t listen to Christian music.


Deal of the Day: Matthias Media
“The ‘Deal of the Day’ we have for you is a package to help you share the wonderful Gospel of the Lord Jesus with others.” Click the link to read about the deal they’ve put together!


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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.