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A La Carte (August 8)

I didn’t too find much that’s new or noteworthy in Kindle deals (though there are a couple there), but did want to point out some Logos specials: This month Logos has deals on at least three great resources: The Bible Speaks Today commentary series, New Studies in Biblical Theology, and the Tyndale Commentary set. You can’t go wrong with any of them!

Why Christians Should Avoid Watching Rape Scenes

This is important. “In sum, we’re often willing to watch narrative rape but don’t always know how to address real rape. And in the gap between the pretend of on-screen and the pain of real life, we have a Hollywood phenomenon that is as surreal as it sounds: the rape choreographer.”

Jesus Never Ends

“Jesus is patient and kind; he is not envious or boastful; he’s not arrogant or rude.” You know where this one is going…

What Should You Look For in a Spouse? (Video)

Dr. Jeremy Pierre answers in Honest Answers from Southern Seminary.

Erroll Hulse (1931-2017), A Beautifully Proportioned Life

It does us good to read memories of lives well-lived. “One of Erroll’s daughters, Michelle, as a young girl in answering a question concerning what her father did, responded, ‘He is a ballet dancer.’ Perhaps she was right. He mastered the art of graceful, meaningful, disciplined movement between biblical text and hungry congregation. He mustered a force of eager disciples for the truth of the gospel through lovely enticement with the coherence between the music of the heart, the power of a message, the warmth of genuine experience, and the deftness of minds under the control of truth.”

The Most Neglected and Least Modeled Spiritual Gift

Randy Alcorn: “In Romans 12, Paul lists seven spiritual gifts, including prophecy, serving, teaching, mercy, and giving. I’m convinced that of all these gifts, giving is the one least thought about and talked about in the Western church, and perhaps in the entire world.”

How Airlines Schedule Flights (Video)

There are lots of interesting facts to learn in this video.

Maybe It’s Not an Obstacle

I’m a stay at home Mom. I’m incredibly thankful for the four little people I get to mother and teach every day. Yet these little ones I’m 100% grateful for are also the ones who make my job difficult. I mean, they’re people, after all. And all people have problems, me included. So when you mash several people together in a home for, say, 18 – 20 years, well, there are bound to be a few obstacles.”

Flashback: The Book Glutton

I have found that the key to organizing and maintaining a library is releasing the irrational hold books have on so many of us. Here are a few tips.

Two things are said to be rare sights in the world; one is a young man humble, and the other is an old man content.

—J.C. Ryle

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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • 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…