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A La Carte (April 28)

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Pray for Nepal – Desiring God once called Suraj Kasula Nepal’s most unlikely church planter. He provides an important update on his country after the earthquake.

Second Edition – Zondervan has released a new second edition of my book The Next Story and Books at a Glance kindly wrote a review.

In Defense of the Sermon – This is an interesting and somewhat unconventional defense of the sermon. A key sentence: “It’s a fallacy to assume that the primary purpose of preaching is teaching.”

Antarctica – This video moves at a plodding pace, but it aptly displays the cold beauty of Antarctica.

Why Not Gay Marriage? – Kevin DeYoung makes the argument against gay marriage. “I’m concerned that many younger Christians—ironically, often those passionate about societal transformation and social justice—do not see the connection between a traditional view of marriage and human flourishing.”

Five Questions with Gary Thomas – Gary Thomas answers some good questions about marriage, dating, and pornography.

Those Who Think Read – “If we are too busy to think, then we are too busy. And if we are too busy to read, then we are too busy.”

Lewis

On the whole, God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him.

—C.S. Lewis

  • 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

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    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.