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A La Carte (December 11)

C.S. Lewis Was a Secret Government Agent

What!? “A recent discovery unveils an unknown chapter in the life of the famous Oxford Don.”

The History of the Christmas Card

We take the Christmas card for granted, but where did this tradition actually come from? tracks down the answer and even shows the very first card.

Top Tourist Attractions

Here’s a fascinating list of the world’s top tourist attractions.

Reflections on the Top 25 Christian Classics

Keith Mathison is well qualified to evaluate Christian History’s recent list of the top 25 Christian classics.

NASA Launch in 4K

NASA shares an ultra-high definition video of a recent rocket launch.

This Day in 1792. 223 years ago today, Jacob Mohr, author of the carol “Silent Night,” was born. *

6 Ways Not to Preach the Birth of Jesus

If you have the privilege of preaching this Christmas, don’t commit any of these errors. Please.


Here’s some beautiful footage of some remarkable weather.


Satan knows that if he can get us to laugh at things we believe we would never do, our defenses will fall.

—Kent Hughes

  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TWR)

    This giveaway is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, whose mission is to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. TWR is looking for engineering, IT, maintenance and finance specialists to help us tell the story to God’s glory. Explore these and other opportunities here. …