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Toronto the Good – Here is an article describing how Toronto got its nickname, Toronto the Good. It all began with a Christian and a spiritual revival.

Kindle on Sale – Woot is somehow offering a one-day sale on the Kindle with the price all the way down at $149. This is by the far the cheapest I’ve ever seen the Kindle. They say they’re in some kind of gray area with the pricing, but seeing as Woot is owned by Amazon, I don’t think there’s any real concern.

Ten Questions For Spiritual Conversation – I’m sure I’ve linked to this before, but it’s worth looking over every now and again. It’s Don Whitney’s list of questions to ask to begin a spiritual conversation.

Are You There, God? – Slate covers Christian fiction for young adults. “The new popular source of girl power isn’t a hyper-sexed Miley Cyrus video or Candace Bushnell’s recently published Sex and the City prequel about Carrie Bradshaw’s teen years. If you look past the Bible-study scenes, young-adult novels from evangelical authors and publishers are offering their young Christian readers a surprisingly empowering guide to adolescence. “

Ligonier Video – Almost all the rest of the videos from the Ligonier conference have been posted. This now includes the talks by Al Mohler and Derek Thomas that I’ve been talking about the past couple of weeks. Make sure you click on the word SAT to switch to the Saturday talks.


  • How can you mumble

    How Can You Mumble?

    Some of my most meaningful moments of public worship have been in settings where I did not speak the language. I have stood with a congregation in rural Zambia as they’ve clapped and moved and praised the Lord in Bemba, a language that is utterly unknown to me. I’ve sat with a congregation in the…

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    A La Carte (June 3)

    A La Carte: Life doesn’t always turn out like we thought it would / Hope for fallen Christians / AI as theological babel fish / Teenagers and parental hypocrisy / Is there a preferred Bible translation Christians should use? / Logos and Kindle deals / and more.

  • A Celebration of Friendship

    A Celebration of Friendship

    I may not be going too far out on a limb when I suggest that you have probably not heard the name Anna Laetitia Barbauld. For various reasons she has been largely forgotten by history, and this despite achieving a significant level of fame in the eighteenth century. Though at one time she was a…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 1)

    A La Carte: The desegregation of Dallas Theological Seminary / 12 things that happened on the cross / How can I be a Christian in my workplace? / Five questions for our skepticism / The sanction of sin / Never let a crisis go to waste: AI, statism, and the threats to free speech /…

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Redeemer University)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Redeemer University. Get $250 off your first course when you enroll in the online Not-For-Profit Management certificate with Redeemer University! Fill out this form to get updates and to be eligible for this special offer via Challies.com Do you work for a church, school, food bank, women’s shelter, mission, ministry…

  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Christian Books for May 2024

    While the month of May has already almost fully waned, it has proved to be a good month for Christian book releases. I sorted through the stacks that landed on my desk and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you a sense of…