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A La Carte (January 27)

Announcing the all-new PrayerMate v5

One of my favorite everyday apps has gotten an update. I was part of the beta test and have already enjoyed this new version.

Do Something Small For God

I think we all need these reminders from time to time. “We can feel like if we don’t do something great for God, why bother. Well, here’s what God says: ‘Do small things for me.’”

Prescribing Hospitality for Growth in the Christian Life

Here’s an interesting take on the value of showing hospitality to others.

Having Trouble in Ministry? Just Face It

How do you respond when there is trouble in life and ministry? Erik Raymond shows why you need to just face it.

11 Questions to Ask Ourselves About Debt

This is the kind of stuff Randy Alcorn does so well.

This Day in 417. 1,599 years ago today, Pope Innocent I condemned and excommunicated Pelagius. *

The Small Group Book for 2016

Westminster Books has quite a few items on sale including one they are calling “the small group book for 2016.”

The History of London

I’m not sure about the 40,000-year bit, but this is brief video history of London is beautifully done.

The Big Chill

Melissa Kruger: “We sit across the table from one another. Tears brim. I speak the painful words I have contemplated with so many: Sometimes the loneliness in marriage is lonelier than being alone. She nods.”


A sermon is not over when the minister says ‘Amen.’ Rather that is when the true sermon begins.

—Joel Beeke

  • 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.