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A La Carte (June 2)

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There are some interesting deals to look at in Logos’ monthly free and nearly-free collection.

Today’s Kindle deals include a number that are worth a look.

(Yesterday on the blog: 4 Guidelines for Dating Without Regrets)

Lessons From Mainline Decline

Kevin DeYoung shares some observations from the decline of mainstream churches.

Let Nature Do Its Job

I appreciate this call to get outside this summer to ensure we’re letting nature do its job.

Help! I’m terrified of evangelism!

“Many Christians are terrified of evangelism. It is the kind of thing we know we should be doing but we don’t get around to, like flossing or exercise. It is easy to come up with all kinds of excuses not to tell other people about Jesus.” Here are simple tips meant to help you get going.

4 Questions about the Lord’s Supper

What’s the Lord’s Supper all about? This article is a refresher of sorts.

How I Would Explain a Christian View of Transgenderism to a Non-Christian

Samuel James explains how he’d attempt to explain a Christian view of transgenderism to someone who is not a Christian.

Dress-Up Servants

This is a neat illustration and reminder that Jesus truly came and dwelt among us.

Flashback: On Caring for the Property of Others

Sin obscures the truth, it blinds us to our own flaws, it persuades us that vice is virtue and virtue vice.

Set not your heart upon the world, since God hath not made it your portion.

—Samuel Rutherford

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    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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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: 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: 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.