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A La Carte (April 18)


It has been a bit of a slow week for Kindle deals, but there are at least a few to look at today.

Logos users will want to check out this NICOT/NICNT sale. It’s a great series to have!

(Yesterday on the blog: It’s Time To Break Free From the Algorithm-Driven Life)

A French Evangelical’s Thoughts on Notre Dame

I appreciate this French Evangelical’s thoughts on the burning of Notre Dame. “As a French Evangelical Protestant, I hardly attach any spiritual meaning to a cathedral—even my beloved Notre Dame.” Also see:

What Should I Think About During the Lord’s Supper?

Erik Raymond: “I remember as a new Christian looking around during Communion and wondering what everyone was doing. Everyone looked like they were doing something. I didn’t know. Because of this, I’m always happy to answer the question when asked, ‘What should I think about during the Lord’s Supper?’”

450+ Free eBooks at Monergism listed alphabetically by author (sponsored)

Before you purchase more eBooks for your digital library, you may want to first check out who now has published over 450 free eBooks for your Kindle, smart phone or tablet (in multiple formats) There is enough quality biblical literature and theology to last you for man”y years to come. The eBooks are high quality and each has an actively linked table of contents. The collection includes authors such as Louis Berkhof, J. Gresham Machan, B. B. Warfield. Richard Sibbes, Martin Luther, Augustine, John Newton, John Owen, John Calvin, and many more. There is even instructions how to easily upload an eBook to your Kindle.

Religious Fundamentalism and Brain Damage

Words fail at the sheer stupidity of this. Slate reports, “A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a brain region known as the prefrontal cortex.” Such religious fundamentalism is, “an ideology that emphasizes traditional religious texts and rituals and discourages progressive thinking about religion and social issues.”

Death by PowerPoint

Every technology has benefits and drawbacks–even PowerPoint. Here’s how one PowerPoint slide contributed to the deaths of seven people.

A New Tool for Teaching Textual Criticism

The theological geeks will be pretty excited about this new tool for teaching textual criticism to English speakers.

The Devil Didn’t Think He Won on Good Friday (Sorry, Preachers)

I like this approach from J.A. Medders. “It’s that time of year when you hear preachers say, ‘The Devil thought he won on Friday, but he didn’t know about Sunday!’ It preaches well. But I don’t think it’s true.”

Lies & Sex

“The devil is a liar. Since the beginning, lies have been his stock and trade, his most valuable weapon against God’s children. So effective are his lies that the world and our hearts sing harmony to his melody.” Many of his most compelling lies are about sex.

Flashback: The Best Argument for Using a Printed Bible

So what’s the argument for continuing to use a printed Bible? It allows you to leave behind a tangible link to your faith. When you have run your race and received your reward, your Bible will live on as a testimony to your interests, to your character, and ultimately, to your Christian profession.

Faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Christ.

—John Piper

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…