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A La Carte (December 1)

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You may want to keep an eye on my roundup of Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for Christians. And now, here are some links for the day…

Free Audiobook – Free from Christian Audio this month is John Piper’s The Dawning of Indestructible Joy. Free from Logos this month is Opening Up Genesis by Kurt Strassner.

Tabletalk Magazine – Today only you can have a one-year subscription to Ligonier’s Tabletalk magazine for just $12.

A Unique Ministry – Brian Croft asks and answers, What is a unique and needed ministry in the local church for stay-at-home moms?

God’s Immediate Authority – Matt Perman has a really solid article on authority and leadership.

Joy: An Irish Christmas – Aileen and I really enjoyed the first stop on the Getty’s Christmas tour. You really ought to check the dates here and see if they are coming to your town. It’s a fantastic concert.

We See You, Calvin – Here’s a sweet article about disability.

Why Do These Pentecostals Keep Growing? – Ed Stetzer suggests why it is that Pentecostals keep growing even while other traditions go into decline.


It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap its hands and shout “Well done” to a Christian man

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…