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A La Carte (January 5)

Today’s Kindle deals include books by Paul Tripp and Christine Hoover, as well as a selection of general-market business books that may be of interest.

The One Trip to Plan for Your Family This Year

I’m getting really excited for the opening of the Museum of the Bible. Timothy Paul Jones writes about it here and interviews one of the key personnel. This is amazing: “This is the largest museum currently under construction in the world, so plan to block out a full day to see everything. Trust me, you will wish you had more time!”

A New Organ

Scientists have just discovered a new organ within the human body. Or, more properly, they’ve discovered that something they already knew about, the mesentery, ought to be classified as an organ. But here’s the problem: “Typically, anatomists classify organs not only by their continuity but also by a common function. The complete function of the mesentery remains a mystery.”

Am I Holy Enough to Take Communion?

Piper offers a helpful answer to a common question.

Where Is America’s Heartland?

We often hear the term “America’s heartland.” But what is it? The New York Times invites you to pick the map that best displays your understanding of it.

“America is a Christian Nation”

Speaking of America, Michael Kruger continues his series on taking back Christianese by looking at the phrase “America is a Christian nation.” Is it? And if so, in what way?

This Day in 1943. 74 years ago today George Washington Carver died. Born a slave, Carver overcame adversity and became a leading American educator and inventor. Carver ensured his life’s work would be a public reflection of his deep faith. *

The New ESV.org

I use ESV.org just about every day, so I’m glad to see this long-awaited update to their site. Everyone can access the ESV and, if you like, you can also subscribe to gain access to various study Bible and other tools.

Sales As A Noble Calling

I appreciated this article as a defense of Christians in sales. There’s a distinctly Christian way of being a salesman.

Why We Call a Dollar a Buck (Video)

A short video to explain why we call a dollar a buck.

Flashback: 5 Reasons We Eat Together as a Family

It was my final year of high school but my first year at Ancaster Public High School. I was in sociology class when the teacher asked this: How many people here eat dinner as a family at least twice a week? Two of us put up hands—me and the only other Christian in the class.

Resolve by the grace of God that you will have regular seasons for examining yourself and looking over the accounts of your soul.

—J.C. Ryle

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 19)

    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.