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A La Carte (5/18)

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Taking Chance
This is a film I thoroughly enjoyed. It has just become available for sale through Amazon. “The made-for-HBO Taking Chance is based on perhaps the single most moving artifact to come out of the Second Gulf War, Lt. Col. Mike Strobl’s [played by Kevin Bacon] first-person narrative of his voluntary mission escorting the body of a fellow Marine killed in Iraq.”


New Word Alive
New Word Alive has lots of great media available, some for free and some for a small fee. Among the free stuff is an interview with D.A. Carson.


High-Definition Versus Regular Television
This about says it all.


Nancy Leigh DeMoss on Carrie Prejean
“Carrie has made a strong public profession of her faith in Christ. As Christians, we are called to live as redeemed men and women and to reflect to the world the beauty and holiness of God. I’m not in a position to judge Carrie’s motives or her heart. But while I applaud her courage, I also believe some of her choices and public actions, past and present, are representative of many women who consider themselves Christians, but who lack clear biblical thinking and conviction on such matters as virtue, womanhood, beauty, modesty, and discretion.”


Reality Television’s Final Frontier
This is a thought-provoking article about Farrah Fawcett’s two-hour documentary “Farrah’s Story.” ” Fawcett’s story, of course, is real, and it will be interesting to see how many Americans watched, and if the nation’s attitudes towards death – really the last taboo – begin to change. Maybe death will be discussed more openly, or maybe most people will decide that it’s too ghoulish, too voyeuristic, to watch a deathbed goodbye, to watch an American icon of youth and beauty waste away.”


Interview with Robert Godfrey
Mike Dewalt interviews Dr. Robert Godfrey on his new biography of John Calvin.


Deal of the Day: Calvin’s Institutes
Monergism Books is offering Calvin’s Institutes 2 volume set at 50% off retail for one day only (Monday). You must use the following coupon at checkout institutes0509 to receive the discount, which is only valid for one set per customer. For the coupon to work customers will have to register.


  • 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.