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A La Carte (January 16)

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Change For Struggling Marriages – This is a helpful article written by a couple who were both Christians when they were married, but who had significant relationship struggles in the first few years.

The Boy Who Didn’t Come Back From Heaven – This is big news: One of the bestselling heaven tourism books has been taken out of print because the child now says it was all a bunch of nonsense. Phil Johnson explains in more depth.

What Did You See in Heaven? – Speaking of which, Adam4d pokes some fun at the heaven tourism books.

9 Things You Need to Know About Widows – “Here are nine things you need to know about the ever-increasing member of society, the widow…”

Our Father Is not Like Our father – “We all have the tendency to project a concept of fatherhood upon God instead of to receive the image that he projects.”

A 67th Book? – In 1 Corinthians 5:9, Paul alludes to an earlier letter to fellow believers in Corinth. If we found that letter, would it become part of Scripture? Should it?


The existence of hypocrites does not prove the non-existence of true believers.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    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.

  • New and Notable Books

    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.