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A La Carte (April 25)


Today’s Kindle deals include several good books, including a personal favorite on prayer.

Is the Enemy of My Enemy My Friend?

Al Mohler takes on an important question for a time of great cultural uncertainty.

Nature Documentaries Are Fake (Video)

I think we already know that our favorite nature documentaries aren’t entirely real. Here’s an explanation.

Creating a Culture of Hospitality

“Church doesn’t just happen on Sunday morning and Wednesday nights. We all know that. In our busy and self-isolating culture, we have to make intentional, personal contact with each other if we want to be a real community. But how do we do it? Let me suggest one centuries-old method: invite people over.”

The Great Stink of 1858 (Video)

“Gentility of speech is at an end—it stinks, and whoso once inhales the stink can never forget it and can count himself lucky if he lives to remember it.” That was the situation in London once upon a time.

How an Alcohol-Hating English Preacher Founded Global Tourism

Thomas Cook’s tours set the stage for today’s tourism industry. Who knew?

The Long Death of a 600-Year-Old Oak

“Basking, Ridge, New Jersey, is saying goodbye to one of its oldest and most famous residents: a 600-year old oak tree.” Just think of all the history that tree has endured.

He’s Memorized 42 Books of the Bible

Donald Whitney: “There may be other Christians more committed to the discipline of Scripture memory than Pastor Andy Davis, but I’ve not met them.”

Themelios 42.1

There is a new edition of Themelios (a theological journal from TGC) available for download by anyone interested. It’s free.

Flashback: The Two Kinds of Conversation You Need To Have With Your Children

Here is some timely and valuable counsel from a friend on two kinds of conversation you need to have with your children.

There is a core difference between sharing the gospel with the lost and imposing a specific moral standard on the unconverted.

—Rosaria Butterfield

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    Maybe We Make Meditation Too Difficult

    Of all the Christian disciplines, it is my guess that meditation may be the least practiced—though I suppose fasting might have something to say about that. Most people diligently make time to read the Bible and pray. And yet, while most people have good intentions when it comes to meditation, it so often seems to…

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    A La Carte (July 24)

    A La Carte: A mother to me, too / Never look your age? / Nine reminders for the struggle with body image / A ruler who trusts in Yahweh / No, I will not stop calling the church a family / Criminalizing sexual ethics / Bible journal sale / Kindle deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

  • Evangelize 2024: Growing a Church That Proclaims The Gospel

    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.