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A La Carte (February 6)


Today’s Kindle deals include a selection of good picks from Crossway as well as a few others that are worth a peek.

The Bishop Eddie Long I Knew

There are some interesting insights into Eddie Long and megachurches in this article from CNN. Like this: “Here’s a dirty little secret about so many pastors: They like to preach to large crowds, but they don’t particularly like being around them.”

Darwinist, Racist and Eugenicist

Creation Ministries International has a long profile on Margaret Sanger. “She lived and died by her credo published in the Woman Rebel, namely ‘The Right to be Lazy. The Right to be an Unmarried Mother. The Right to Destroy. The Right to Create. The Right to Live and the Right to Love.’”

Reading “Odyssey” (Video)

Here’s a nice little overview of Homer’s “Odyssey” in case you’ve ever thought of reading it to see what the fuss is all about.

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Erik Raymond wonders if our focus on the never-ending news cycle is taking our eyes off what matters most.

A Gathering of Giants

“Witness to a phenomenon few have ever seen before, I slipped beneath the ocean’s surface to find myself submerged alongside hundreds, maybe thousands, of sperm whales — one of the largest and most magnificent cetaceans of the sea — engaged in a dramatic frenzy of physical contact and biosonar communication.”

Spreading the Faith: Daniel Syndrome

Here’s an interesting look at one way the gospel goes forward into new territory.

This Day in 1564. 453 years ago today John Calvin was carried to a church in a chair to preach his last sermon 3 months before his death. *

Plants Use An Internet Made Of Fungus (Video)

It’s called the “Wood Wide Web,” apparently.

My New Motto: To the End

I’m with David on this one. What good are accomplishments if they are all thrown away at the end of life?

Flashback: The School of Prayer

I love reading books on prayer, but sometimes I wonder if I like reading books on prayer more than I like praying. Reading comes naturally to me, prayer does not. Reading is easy to understand, prayer is not.

The sharp two-edged sword of the word of God is without a dull book, blunt chapter, or even a flat verse.

—Steve Lawson

  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TWR)

    This giveaway is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, whose mission is to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. TWR is looking for engineering, IT, maintenance and finance specialists to help us tell the story to God’s glory. Explore these and other opportunities here. …