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A La Carte (9/19)

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Praying for Your Pastor – “One of the great encouragements in my ministry is knowing that many at Redeemer regularly and frequently pray for me. There are a number of ways we should be praying for our leaders in the church, but as we approach Sunday I want to encourage you to pray for your pastors and their preaching in 4 specific ways.”

Quit Picking on Video Games – Video games and the people who play them have become an easy mark for pastors. Stephen Altrogge asks such pastors to stop.

Why We Don’t Burn Things – Christians (typically) don’t burn things when God is mocked. Here’s at least a partial explanation as to why this is.

An Eye-Opening Book – David Murray writes a glowing review of a book I loved: Eyes Wide Open (Here’s my review).

Speaking With Tongues Speakers – Josiah Grauman has a couple of interesting questions you may want to ask if you encourage speaking in tongues or if you interact with those who do.

Soda Ban Explained – Here’s a short video that tries to explain the New York soda ban. Though this ban applies to only a limited area, it provides an interesting commentary on the role of government in our lives.

To call a Christian a “theist” is roughly equivalent to calling the space shuttle Atlantis a “glider.”

—R.C. Sproul

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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.