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A La Carte (February 22)

Today’s Kindle deals include one book for parents and three books for kids or teens.

A Curious Clue About the Origins of the New Testament Canon

This is an interesting insight into a text. You’ve probably never really noticed it before.

Making Planet Earth (Video)

Now that Planet Earth II is available in North America, I can finally begin to enjoy it. Here’s a little video on some of the new technologies they took advantage of.

Do We Really Have to Politicize Everything?

Trevin Wax traces and explains the rise of two developments that have led to everything becoming politicized.

The Evolution of the Front Page (Video)

This short video shows the evolution of the front page of the New York Times as it goes from text, to images, to color images. I wish I could hear Neil Postman interpret it.

Pride Still Matters in Ministry

Andy Farmer lays down an important challenge. Be sure to linger over the quotes.

Ancient Near Eastern Cross-Cultural Time Line

Here’s a neat timeline you can download in PDF format.

A Dad Talks with His Son about Masturbation

Paul Tautges shares an excerpt from Jay Younts and his book on talking to our children about sex and marriage.

Jesus and the Victim Card

“One of the most sophisticated ways that we can excuse our sin is by hiding behind the painful experiences of our lives. It is actually quite easy to adopt the persona of a victim. We have all–at some time or another–been the object of unjust actions or words. Accordingly, all of us have an ample supply of experiences with which we can play the victim card.”

Flashback: I Feel I Think I Believe

I believe, I think, and I feel have different meanings. And I believe (not “I feel”) that these meanings are consistent with how they have typically been used. So why, then, do we speak so much of feelings today?

Don’t study false doctrine, don’t study sin, don’t study error, stick with the truth and godly obedience.

—John MacArthur

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.