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A La Carte (January 24)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good collection—several titles by New Growth Press as well as a book on Calvinism and a book by Michael Horton.

Christian Audio is having a $5 Bible sale.

Words Matter: Recovering Godly Speech in a Culture of Profanity

I’m glad to read this article that addresses a serious issue. “As Christian believers, it is critical that we view this modern profanity epidemic through the lenses of biblical truth. Now more than ever, when it comes to our speech, Christians must be decidedly countercultural.”

Biblical Success

Iain Duguid: “What does it mean to succeed? We typically think success involves reaching particular personal and professional goals—prospering financially, being respected by peers, raising a solid family, and so on. We measure success in terms of receiving honor, reaching the top, being admired, getting rich, or being noticed.”

The Inviting Nature of Christianity

There is a lot of power in a simple invitation.

Planned Parenthood’s Most Misleading Statistic

Joe Carter debunks Planned Parenthood’s most misleading statistic. (Also, Melissa Kruger discusses Abortion’s Guilt.)

This Day in 1844. 173 years ago today hymnwriter Fanny Crosby was one of 17 students from the New York Institute of the Blind to give a concert for the U.S. Congress. Here she recited an original composition calling for the education of the blind in every state. This earned her a personal congratulations from John Quincy Adams. *

Why Update a Beloved Translation?

You might enjoy this interview with Tom Schreiner as he discusses the new CSB translation. There are some interesting bits in there about the complexities involved in any translation.

Steve Lawson’s Bible Study

Steve Lawson is doing a (men’s) Bible study through Romans every Thursday morning and is livestreaming it. You can catch up with the first two and join in at his site OnePassion Ministries.

The Value of Christian Protest

Erik Raymond tells how Christians can and should protest. “Prayer is an under-estimated resource for affecting social change. Therefore, prayer is a powerful form of protest for Christians and one that should be more regularly ultylized.”

Flashback: How Much Money Am I Supposed To Give Away?

Do I give from my net income? My gross income? Or are these even the right questions?

Be merciful to yourselves. Seek the Lord early, and so you will be spared many a bitter tear.

—J.C. Ryle

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.

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