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A La Carte (January 28)


Today’s Kindle deals include a diverse little collection that includes at least one for kids.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Few Practical Pointers on Marriage)

Upon The Death of a Celebrity

Stephen McAlpine reflects upon the death of a celebrity. “What is it about a celebrity death that shocks us? Partly it’s because we believe that they belong to all of us. There’s a faux intimacy between a celebrity and the world that both sides of that divide will admit. Their death draws us in just as their life did.”

The Economics of All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

You’ve probably wondered, as I have, how those all-you-can-eat buffets manage to turn a profit. Here’s the inside scoop.

Is the Bible Inerrant or Infallible?

Dr. Robert Plummer speaks about inerrancy and infallibility in this brief video from Southern Seminary.

Why Only Some Flights Are Canceled in Bad Weather

When snowfall or heavy rain hits an airport, how do airlines decide which flights to operate and which ones to cancel or delay?

Rejoice Always

H.B. Charles Jr. writes about rejoicing through all of life’s circumstances. “The tribulations of life are inevitable. But they do not have the last word. The crucified and risen Christ is the world conqueror. The Lord Jesus Christ reigns over heaven and earth. This includes all of the blessings and burdens of your private world. Rejoice in this glorious truth now and forever.”

Battling the Post-Holiday Blues

Kimberly Wagner: “I think one reason the melancholy fog descends so quickly after the new year is that we anticipate a new day, a new start, a new something that will be different. And better. And wonderful. And when that doesn’t happen, we’re left disappointed and maybe even a tinge cynical.”

A Time-Lapse Journey through the European Alps

This is an incredible video that showcases the area I judge the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.

Flashback: The Character of the Christian: A One-Woman Man

To strengthen your fight against sexual immorality and your striving toward sexual purity, I encourage you to evaluate yourself in light of questions like these…

Our primary problem as Christian women is not that we lack self-worth, not that we lack a sense of significance. It’s that we lack awe.

—Jen Wilkin

  • 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.

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    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.