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A La Carte (April 6)

It has been a slow couple of days for Kindle deals. I did, though, find a few that may be of interest to you.

The Other Woman

Sometimes the other woman is not a woman at all. “I don’t believe I’ve ever read an entire chapter or listened to an entire session by a Christian on strategies for avoiding having an affair with work. Why is that? Why, for people who believe that husbands ought to sacrifice themselves for their wives as Jesus Christ sacrificed himself for his Bride, is the threat of all-consuming careerism not taken more seriously?”

In Defense of Second-Class Missionaries

This is well worth the read. “I’m all about strategy in missions, and it’s important for churches to be careful in their vetting process of potential missionaries. But can we expand our idea of what strategy means? Missionaries, as an extension of the Church, must function as the Body of Christ.”

I Went to Amazon’s Physical Bookstore And…

Here are some interesting observations at one of Amazon’s physical bookstores.

The Most Diverse City in the World

“Toronto has long been recognized as one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with over 230 different nationalities within Ontario’s capital city. While locals and tourists alike have bore witness to this, BBC has made it official with their recent announcement on BBC Radio, naming Toronto as the most diverse city in the world.”

Is the F-35 a Trillion-Dollar Mistake?

I continue to find myself fascinating with the ridiculous and disastrous F-35 program. This time Bloomberg has written a lengthy article on it.

Can a Christian Lose Salvation? (Video)

Yesterday two seminaries released videos answering this question, the first by Derek Thomas (on behalf of RTS) and the second by Thomas Schreiner (on behalf of SBTS).

10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know

This is tough to read. But it’s so important to understand.

Mike Pence, “Truth’s Table” and Fencing the Law

Richard Phillips makes some great observations here. “Apparently, the leftist media has not noticed how sexual sin has destroyed the American family, wreaking untold ruin to marriages and causing heartbreak to children whose homes are broken. The same media that savaged President Trump (rightly) for his sexual offenses cannot stomach Mike Pence taking prudent steps to avoid the same.”

Flashback: The Bestsellers: The Purpose Driven Life

Here’s a look at the book that remains the bestselling hardcover non-fiction book in history and is the second most translated book after the Bible.

Ignorance of the Scripture is the root of all error and makes a man helpless in the hand of the devil.

—J.C. Ryle

  • 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.

  • 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.