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A La Carte (December 29)


May the Lord bless and keep you today.

Westminster Books has a lot of great deals in their year-end clearance sale.

Logos users, remember to grab the free and nearly free books of the month before it’s over.

Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2021

CT has a roundup of the year’s top discoveries in biblical archaeology.

Between a Hamster and a Hard Place

Dan DeWitt turns an unfortunate Christmas gift into a lesson about the holiday season. “This is life though, isn’t it? We have Christmas. We celebrate. We enjoy the moment. And then real life rushes at us without as much as a warning.”

4 Questions for Your Bible Reading in 2022

Glenna Marshall offers four common but important questions to ask of your Bible reading. They are designed to help you read with greater intentionality.

4 Things Believers with Bipolar Disorder Want You to Know

Lieryn Barnett: “It’s difficult to know how to help or respond when you learn someone in your church family is suffering from bipolar, but a good place to start is striving to understand the struggle. Here are four things to know as you walk beside your brother or sister.”

Resolve to Grow in Godliness in 2022

There is some good counsel here, courtesy Jerry Bridges, about resolving to grow in godliness.

Photographer’s Solar Photo Reveals the Twisted ‘Surface’ of the Sun

PetaPixel has a fascinating new photo of the sun taken by an astrophotographer.

Flashback: How Should Christians Use Guns?

Revisiting an old debate and some of the positions that were advanced…

Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter.

—Charles Spurgeon

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