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A La Carte (July 1)

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Free from ChristianAudio this month is Lion of Bablyon by Davis Bunn, while Logos’ free book of the month is The Righteousness of Faith According to Luther by Hans J. Iwand. Also, I just happened to notice that Amazon has a whole lot of summer-fun-themed toys and games on sale today.

7 Ways to Love Your Pastor – Here’s a good list of ways to love your pastor.

Why Hobby Lobby Matters – Here’s Russell Moore on what yesterday’s Hobby Lobby ruling matters. Al Mohler has written about it as well.

Ghostwriting – Ghostwriting is in the news again in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s new book.

Desktop Wallpaper – Here is this month’s free desktop wallpaper and calendars. There’s also a $50 Amazon gift card to be won…

No Greater Gospel – Tabletalk interviews Dave Furman who has planted a church in Dubai (and an excellent too, from what I could see the one day I worshipped there!).

Push Through the Awkward – Yes, just push through the awkward and do the right thing.


Small numbers make no difference to God. There is nothing small that God is in.

—D.L. Moody

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte (July 12)

    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…

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    A La Carte (July 10)

    A La Carte: How the GOP became pro-choice / Forgive, and be forgiven / 10 non-cringy faith-based movies / The practice of arranged marriages / Do I share the gospel now? / How to show Mormon missionaries that the Bible contradicts their gospel / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 9)

    A La Carte: A prayer for my children’s walk with Christ / What really happened and Nicea / The secular creed / The Bible is not boring / It’s okay to fail / How can I read my Bible correctly? / Kindle deals / and more.