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A La Carte (February 2)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of family devotional books, as well as one by John MacArthur.

Did Old Testament Men Treat Their Wives Like Property?

Amy Hall: “Every once in a while, I’ll hear someone throw out the idea that men in the Old Testament treated their wives like property as if it’s an obvious, accepted fact. I’m not convinced it’s true.”

To Be A Diaper Changer

Nick Batzig engages an important idea: “One doesn’t have to look far these days to see how ready the better part of young Christians are to embrace grandiose visions about their futures. On one hand, this seems so very noble. After all, as image bearers of God, shouldn’t we desire excellence and seek to be a blessing to as many people in the world as possible?”

Readers’ Experiences of Abortion

BBC had people write in with their experience of abortion. The letters show why we must continue to create and support pregnancy care centers.

John Piper addresses a question from a young man. “Hello Pastor John! I am in high school. At school I want to be well liked — even thought of as cool — but I’m also very scared that wanting to be popular will lead me into sin. How can I live godly and be well liked?”

Two Dumb Goats (Video)

There is only redeeming value in this video if you believe in the value of laughter. And there’s got to be an illustration of something in there as well.

Subtle Ways to Abandon the Authority of Scripture in Our Lives

You will want to read through this lengthy article by D.A. Carson as he speaks to our time.

This Day in 1881. 136 years ago today the first formal youth church organization, “Christian Endeavour.” was formed in Maine by Rev. Francis E. Clark. It became the model of the modern denominational youth fellowship. *

Why Coupons Are Worth a Fraction of a Penny (Video)

You’ve probably noticed that coupons often containing wording saying that they are worth a fraction of a penny. Here’s why.

How to Create a Kingdom Culture in Your Home

There’s wisdom here: “Most of us don’t feel qualified to carry on an hour-long conversation on justification or missions in Africa. What Deuteronomy encourages is the drip principle. Drip. Drip. Drip. Everywhere you go, whenever possible, drip spiritual content into your daily conversations.”

Flashback: Empty Minds, Empty Hearts, Empty Lives

We are becoming symbiotic with our computer tools, growing into interconnected systems that remember less by knowing information than by knowing where the information can be found.

There are but two lessons for the Christian to learn: the one is to enjoy God in everything; the other is to enjoy every thing in God.

—Charles Simeon

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    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

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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 (February 29)

    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.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    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 (February 28)

    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.