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A La Carte (August 4)

Today’s Kindle deals include : Many volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series, The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History by Kenneth Curtis and Jesus Revealed by Mark D. Roberts. Get those deals and others here.

Westminster Books has their annual sale on the excellent Resources For Changing Lives booklets. They’ve got a number of associated books on sale as well.

God’s Sovereign Grace in Timbuktu

Randy Alcorn tells a neat little tale and he tells it well.

How Can You Get a Mentor?

“I often hear from Christians who want to find a mentor, but aren’t sure how to go about that. Often these believers know they would benefit from this kind of relationship, but they don’t know how it starts or what they should be doing. Here is some guidance on finding a mentor…”

Religious Liberty In Canada

Paul Carter did some research and found the situation is pretty good when it comes to the legal protection of religious liberty here in Canada.

Four Reasons to Pray for Your Pastor Daily

Please do!

Don’t Write It Off As Law

Please don’t! “We ought not to be too hasty in labeling everything ‘Law’ for fear that it may contradict the balm of grace. Don’t write off the commandments of God as being somehow anti-grace and, therefore, anti-gospel.”

This Day in 1892. 124 years ago today, Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell arrived in Labrador, Newfoundland where he laboured as a missionary and physician for 42 years, helping build orphanages, hospitals and other community organizations. *

4 Ways the World Will Pressure You To Conform

Trevin Wax came across some useful materials in which the author “lays out four ways in which the Babylonian empire sought to bring the Jewish exiles in line with their pagan ways. These strategies show us how the world, in every era, can pressure Christians to conform.”

America’s Largest Outdoor Theatre

Atlas Obscura (a site I really enjoy) writes about America’s largest outdoor theatre and how it’s filled with 700 lip-syncing Mormons.

Cry Out!

True Woman is hosting a simulcast event later this year that may be of interest to you. “What could be more vital at this critical time, than for women to bow together before the God of heaven and earth and cry out to Him for mercy and supernatural intervention in our world, our nation, our churches, our cities, and our homes.”

Flashback: Help, Lord–The Devil Wants Me Fat!

Here’s an old Christian book meant to help you lose weight. It’s…different.

Schaeffer

Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.

—Francis Schaeffer

  • 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,…