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A La Carte (August 31)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few more books that may help you build out your collection.

Westminster Books is having a great sale on the 9Marks series of books. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

(Yesterday on the blog: Raising Our Children To Be In But Not Of The World)

She’s Going to Be Adopted

You’ll enjoy this sweet video of a little girl finding out some great news.

The Intentionally Welcoming Church

“Small or large, every church has the important responsibility of receiving visitors. When someone visits your church for the first time, what is their experience? Welcoming visitors is rarely discussed, and very few churches have plans in place to make sure it happens, but it is a deficiency worthy of a remedy.” Does your church have a plan?

Don’t Use Prophet, Priest, and King as a Modern Leadership Typology

I’m so thankful to see this article. “The [prophet, priest, and king typology] should indeed shape our leadership, but it shapes our leadership best when these offices are treated not as a leadership typology but as functions that have been fulfilled in Christ and conveyed to the whole people of God through union with him.”

YouTube Guide for Parents

Common Sense Media is now posting reviews of popular YouTube channels for kids, tweens, and teens. Please note that their idea of a good channel on appropriate topics will likely differ from yours, so you’ll want to read their reviews, not rely on their star ratings.

For Those Who Struggle With Guilt

This could be the best news you hear all day.

Exclusive 40% off pre-launch sale of the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible at WTS Books

D. A. Carson leads a team of scholars that includes Andy Naselli, Kevin DeYoung, and Tim Keller to bring you a study Bible that equips you to follow the progressive unfolding of God’s story. It is the only study Bible built on biblical theology. Now—even before the official on-sale date—WTS Books is making this Bible available with a 40% discount for a short period of time. (Sponsored link)

Hungary’s Hyperinflation: The Worst Case of Inflation in History

“Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation was only the second worst in history. The worst was suffered by the Hungarians between 1945 and 1946, when the daily inflation rate was at over 200 percent. Compared to the inflation in Zimbabwe and Hungary, Venezuela’s train-wreck of an economy looks very amateurish.” It’s amazing how an economy can completely implode when poorly managed.

God Wants You To Ask Again

What prayer have you given up praying?

Flashback: War, Women, and Wealth

God, through his Word, calls us to find our reputation and protection in him, to be strong in him even if that makes us weak in the eyes of the world.

The Bible’s message is worse than we like to think, in regard to our sin; but it is much better than we dream, in regard to our hope.

—Kathleen Nielson

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