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A La Carte (July 18)

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Allow me to bring a couple of things to your attention. First, all the quote graphics I share day-by-day are available at SquareQuotes. And, if you prefer to read articles in Spanish (or know someone who does), much of my material is available in Spanish.

(Yesterday on the blog: If Satan Took Up Marriage Counseling)

14 Lesser-Known Details about J. I. Packer

I quite enjoyed this list of some of the lesser-known details about J.I. Packer.

Good News Refreshes the Bones

“As Dane Ortlund once put it, people are not going around overencouraged. There are plenty of discouraging things happening in the world, and our hearts are affected by tragedy. Everyone we meet is carrying burdens, struggling with sins, dealing with disappointments.”

Social Media: Blessing or Curse?

“Social media. What a blessing it is—and what a curse! In this book, Jeff Johnson takes us by the hand to the fountain of eternal wisdom to help us know how to handle this latest revolution in social communication.” —Conrad Mbewe (Sponsored Link)

Creation Asks, Can You Hear Me Now?

God is speaking. Are you listening?

Why Do Some People Suffer More?

“The suffering or blessing that some people experience does not always appear to be connected to their actions. In fact, sometimes the godliest people have the hardest lives, while those who seem to hate God the most have the easiest lives. What are we to make of this?” Ligonier Ministries offers an answer.

Meet the Resurrected You

Randy Alcorn wants to help you meet … you. The resurrected you, that is.

What’s your name?

“When he was a little boy, his adoptive parents changed his name. Not just once. But over and over. Confusing. He was never sure if his mother was calling him or someone else.”

Flashback: What the Canyon Echoed Back

After all those years of marriage, all those years of joy, all those years of living life together, his wife had gone to heaven and he had been left on earth. Though days and weeks had passed, still he was in the depths of despair.

Weekly, normative, ordinary means of grace gathered worship is one of the more extraordinary things in the world.

—Burk Parsons

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    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.

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    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.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.