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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

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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.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…