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A La Carte (January 29)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a nice long list that’s well worth checking out. There are books by Paul Washer, James White, and quite a few others.

Logos is offering a deal that will appeal to pastors and scholars; it’s a 3-day flash sale on some fairly technical, highly recommended, and rarely-on-sale commentaries on the gospels and Acts. It includes works by Carson, Marshall, France, Bruce, and others.

(Also, for those who are interested, I noticed that Amazon has a big sale today on puzzles of all things…)

A Cancel Culture Nightmare

Samuel James looks at an issue that cropped up over the past few days. “This episode is one of the most thorough and illuminating examples I’ve ever seen of just how dysfunctional discourse is when it’s conditioned by technology like Twitter. Every single player in this story looks bad.”

Why Everyone Needs Notification Detox

Yup! Turn off most or all of those notifications. “Regardless of what the notifications say or if you opted to receive them, the cumulative effect can be overwhelming. Over the course of a day, notifications are an interruption, affecting your focus and performance.”

Sing! The Scriptures | Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 | Nashville

I will be speaking at the Getty Music Worship Conference: Sing! The Scriptures alongside Joni Tada, John MacArthur, David Platt, Trip Lee, Bob Kauflin and many others! Hurry – Early Bird registration ends soon. It will be three days of deep theology, timeless artistry and rich congregational worship! Join us for an in-depth look at the songs of scripture from Genesis to Revelation and Martin Luther’s emphasis on speaking, singing, preaching, praying and living out the Word. Also includes special concerts at the Grand Ole Opry & Bridgestone Arena! (Sponsored Link)

What Apostates Don’t Say

“When people walk away from Christianity, there are some common reasons they give. They often stem from an unwillingness to maintain the Bible’s authority in the face of mounting criticism from an increasingly secular world. In some cases, it’s because of morality, other times it’s science, still others it’s the resistance of institutional authority. But there is one thing that I don’t hear an apostate say that should get our attention: They don’t say much about Jesus.”

How Bones Make Blood (Video)

The body is fearfully and wonderfully evolved made.

3 Views of the Millennium

You may benefit from this quick comparison of the three predominant views of the millennium.

Photos From Wuhan Under Quarantine

Here’s a photo gallery from Wuhan which remains under strict quarantine. Imagine your city brought to this kind of standstill…

In This for Life

This is a sweet one from Andrea Burke as she reflects on being “in this for life” with her husband.

Flashback: Do You Believe God Will Save Your Kids?

There are few things I pray for with greater frequency or intensity than the salvation of my children. I long for them to be saved, and long to be able to be able to call them not only my son and daughters, but my brother and sisters. I long for them to profess faith, and for those professions to be proven true.

The devil would love for you to be perfectly happy, so long as you are not holy.

—Jared Wilson

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.