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A La Carte (December 4)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few different deals from a couple of different publishers.

One Man’s Story of Faithfully Loving His Wife Through Early Onset Dementia

This is love.

How 7.4 Billion Packages Are Sent Around The World Each Year (Video)

“It might feel hard to believe, but the vast majority of packages are not lost or damaged due to absent-minded delivery people. In fact, our current system is an incredible feat of human ingenuity.”

What the Bible Teaches About Sexuality

“The Lord has a highly positive view of sex. He has a highly negative view of immorality. And he has a deep concern both for the consensually immoral and for the victims of the criminally immoral. He has more mercy than we can imagine.”

What Sexual Theft Says About You

“The sin of adultery screams out to the world that you don’t really believe God. Perhaps it will be helpful to make this clear. If you are contemplating adultery, consider at least four probing questions about what you believe.”

How Cities Made a Huge Mistake in Promoting Cycling

I find this one interesting because it shows how sometimes the “right” thing to do sometimes introduces problems of its own. “In many cities, bike lanes now consume more road space than they free up, they add to pollution as well as reducing it, they hurt neighbourhoods and business districts alike, and they have become a drain on the public purse. The bicycle today — or rather the infrastructure that now supports it — exemplifies ‘inappropriate technology,’ a good idea gone wrong through unsustainable, willy-nilly top-down planning.”

A Generation in Japan Faces a Lonely Death

This is a long article, but well worth the time to read. It’s so very sad.

Urgent Prayer Request for Melinda

Please pray for Melinda from Stand to Reason who was in a serious accident this weekend.

Flashback: Stopping An Affair Before It Begins

Affairs do not begin with sex. Falling into bed with a man who is not your husband or a woman who is not your wife is simply one step in a long chain of events, one decision in a long series of poor decisions.

Christ did not come into the world to let you live as a rogue, and then sneak into heaven at last.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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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: 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.

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    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: 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.