A La Carte (August 20)

I am spending the day at Sing! 2019 in Nashville. If you happen to see me, feel free to say hello. I’ll also be making a few appearances on the free livestream if you’re watching from afar.

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Today’s Kindle deals include some titles that may be of interest.

(Yesterday on the blog: These Have Been Good Days, But Hard Times)

A Letter to My Daughter’s Birth Mother

What a sweet letter!

Why You Should Read More (and Less) Books

Should you read more books or less (fewer?)? Both, kind of. “Books have had a profound impact on my life. I’ve always enjoyed reading but there was something about high school and being ‘forced’ to read that I didn’t like. Later, though, I rediscovered my joy for reading and haven’t looked back. I wouldn’t consider myself a fast reader really — I wish I could read faster actually. But that hasn’t stopped me from consuming a few books over the years. And what I want to do in this post is to encourage you to read more (and less) books…”

How to Make a Theological Argument

Wyatt Graham: “Have you ever wondered how to make a theological argument? While many tools can help us make arguments, there are four main steps to making a theological argument. Here they are…”

The 9 Best-Worst Sermon Illustrations Ever Used

You’ll enjoy this.

Your Church Needs More Time for Personal Testimonies

This is good: “I get it. There are a lot of cautions and concerns we might justifiably have about people giving testimonies. Nonetheless, we should consider implementing personal testimonies, that is, the practice of remembering God’s wondrous works and celebrating his mighty deeds in our lives and churches.”

Every Day a Monday

If you’re into podcasts (or interviews) you may enjoy this one I did for the Every Day a Monday podcast. I enjoyed it, at least!

Wisely Handling the Book of Proverbs

R.C. Sproul wisely tells how and how not to handle the book of Proverbs.

Flashback: The Best Day You’ve Ever Had

The pleasures of this present world are pleasurable indeed. But the greatest of them must pale in comparison to the least pleasures of the world to come.

The fear of consequences may keep us from committing the outward acts of murder or adultery, but only love will keep us from committing murder or adultery in our hearts. —Jerry Bridges