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A La Carte (December 28)

Today’s Kindle deals include an excellent book by D.A. Carson, a couple of titles ideal for family devotions, and a few other good picks.

Generally, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is the most difficult time to find good, original material since so many people are on vacation or otherwise taking a break from writing. However, I did manage to find a few interesting tidbits.

Mapping Religion in the USA (Infographic)

I wish these infographics were a bit bigger, but you can still see some interesting presentations of religion across the US.

Sowell on Class and Economics

I’ve enjoyed reading Thomas Sowell and was sorry to hear that he’s retiring from his syndicated column. In his honor, Joe Carter rounded up some great quotes.

Download the Ligonier App

Download the free Ligonier app for daily teaching from R.C. Sproul and access to an on-demand digital library of trusted messages from years of conferences and teaching series. (Ligonier Ministries is this week’s sponsor.)

Why Are Women More Eager Missionaries?

John Piper discusses an interesting fact: “Between 80–85% of all single missionaries are women. It is a rare thing, like two out of every ten, for a single man to make missions his life’s vocation.”

The Science of Getting (and Getting Rid of) a Tattoo (Video)

Here’s how tattoos work and how to remove them when regret sets in.

This Day in 1797. 219 years ago today American theologian Charles Hodge was born. Hodge was a principal of Princeton Theological Seminary and was well-known for his three-volume ‘Systematic Theology.’ *

Do You Make Life Decisions with Your Church in Mind?

From the perspective of a church leader I ask you to! Please make life decisions with your church in mind.

The History of Iron and Steel (Video)

You may enjoy this video on iron and steel and how, in their own way, they made the world as we know it.

When Your Husband Is Addicted to Porn

Stacey Reaoch offers encouragement and counsel if you’ve found out your husband is addicted to pornography.

Flashback: The Half-Trained Dog

Time after time I am struck by the Bible’s calls for perseverance in the Christian life. Sure, we need to persevere in the face of trials, temptations, and persecution. But that is not all. We also need to persevere in the face of inner godlessness, in the face of that discouraging indwelling sin.


Emotional appeals based on tear-jerking stories do not change human behavior.

—D.A. Carson

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