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A La Carte (January 25)

Today’s Kindle deals include The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper as well as another group of books published by New Growth Press. There’s lots to choose from.

Westminster Books has a sale on open box premium ESVs—the Bibles are in perfect condition but the boxes or wrappings are not.

When They Walk Away

This is very good counsel on when to walk away from someone we’ve been evangelizing or discipling. “The reality is that, at times in their Christian lives, spiritually mature believers find themselves faced with the perplexing question about when they should stop pursuing someone they have been seeking to evangelize or disciple.”

4 Things to Remember When Thinking about the Curses in the Psalms

If you’re uncertain how to think about the curses in the psalms, this article will help provide context.

Rethinking the Definition of Humility

Michael Kruger rethinks the prevailing definition of humility. “Over the years, the definition of humility has undergone a gradual but nonetheless profound change. Especially in the intellectual community. In the modern day, humility has basically become synonymous with another word: uncertainty.”

360° Videos

National Geographic has been posting some amazing 360° videos. You need to use Chrome to view them properly. Do so, and you’ll be able to explore within the videos.

God Wants You to Get Some Sleep

Ironically, I share this on a morning that follows a long and restless night…

This Day in 1907. 110 years ago today Julia Howard Howe, composer of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” became the first woman elected to the National Institute of Arts & Letters. *

Seasons of Norway (Video)

Here’s an incredible video highlighting the incredible beauty of Norway.

The E-Book Market Never Stopped Growing

You’ve heard, no doubt, that the e-book market has peaked. But, according to this article, it has actually continued to grow. The confusion comes in measuring a new market in old ways.

5 Reasons I’m Glad I Went to Seminary

Elizabeth Garn explains why she’s glad she went to seminary. “Currently, I’m a full-time stay-at-home mom raising three children. I run errands, cook meals, and sometimes (if my family’s particularly lucky) I do laundry. … I may not look like someone who has a seminary degree but I can tell you this, I’m so glad I have one.”

Flashback: The Techniques of a Sexual Predator

I wish we didn’t have to write and share articles like this. But in a world like this one, they are so important. Here’s how sexual predators prepare or groom a church so they can take advantage of others.

Real spiritual growth is always growth downward so to speak, into profounder humility.

—J.I. Packer

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.