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A La Carte (April 4)

Today’s Kindle deals include another solid list with books by Sproul, MacArthur, and James White among others.

Westminster Books has a deal on the new Study Guide for Visual Theology.

Logos users will want to take a look at the 70% off deals for various works by Douglas Moo.

The Judgment of the Believer

Sam Storms lists 10 things you ought to know about the judgment of the believer.

Why Bargain Travel Sites May No Longer Be Bargains

You’ll want to read this if you’re starting to plan some vacations or other travel. In short, “You can pat yourself on the back clicking around, looking for a cheap hotel room or a great airfare. But it might be better to resort to an old technology: Just pick up the phone and call the front desk.”

Praying Together

Writing for Tabletalk, Megan Hill puts out the call to be a praying people.

Old Books

Darryl Dash lauds the reading of old books: “Continue to read new books, but find some old books that have stood the test of time. Treasure them. Struggle through them. Look for ancient treasures, and surface them for today. We could all benefit by reading old books.”

Being Professional in Ministry

I appreciate what Nick Batzig says here: “The problem of professionalism in ministry is endemic to those living under the influence of the American dream–in a business and marketing driven society where money rather than Christ is King. … Nevertheless, I have often thought that a complementary volume–bearing the title, Brothers, We Could Be a Little More Professional–might be in order for some.”

African Traditional Religion Keeps Them Poor

Stacey tells of the religion she sees on the mission field and how it impoverishes the people there in every way.

The Hypergrace of Joseph Prince

From time to time someone asks me about Joseph Prince. I haven’t ever read his books, so appreciate this review posted at The Gospel Coalition Australia.

Flashback: Christian Celebrity and the Conference Culture

The conference culture revolves around celebrity speakers so that the biggest conferences are the ones with the greatest number of the most popular celebrity preachers. In many cases conference planners choose a theme and then bring in as many of our favorite preachers as they can to speak on that theme. The more of these speakers they can get, the greater the attendance. The math is simple.

We measure worship by how we feel as we worship. True worship is measured by what God thinks about our worship.

—Kevin DeYoung

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

  • Moral Vision

    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…