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A La Carte (February 4)

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Time to Get My Nails Done – I love simple and normal stories like this one, of Christians simply doing the work of ministry, reaching out into their communities.

The Sin of Comparison – Courtney applies this specifically to women, but it’s no less a sin among men!

More Highly Than You Ought to Think – And as if comparison isn’t bad enough, we also think more highly of ourselves than we ought to think.

Listen Up – Westminster Books has some great deals this week. They include Listen Up (an ideal booklet to help people be better sermon listeners) and several volumes of the Reformed Expository Commentary series (ideal for pastors or general readers).

The Rules – I enjoyed this dad’s take on giving rules to his daughter as she uses Facebook for the first time. Speaking of which, my daughter will be turning 13 soon…

Twenty Twitter Tips – Just like the headline says.

CCEF Now – A new issue of CCEF Now is available for download.

He Was “Made Sin” – In what way was Jesus “made sin” on the cross? Nathan Busenitz answers.


The most important daily habit we can possess is to remind ourselves of the gospel.

—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 (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.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

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    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…