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A La Carte (June 5)

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole collection of books by John Piper.

Keeping an Eye On It

I’m sure there’s a good sermon illustration in here somewhere. “A photo of a man in Alberta mowing a lawn with a tornado swirling behind him has been causing a storm on social media.” It shows here husband moving the lawn with a giant tornado behind him.

When Emotions are Untamed Horses

This is a good read. “I must admit that I don’t have a lot of patience for emotion. I prefer rational, clear thinking based on facts. But my emotions don’t often cooperate, bucking around like untamed horses, refusing to be domesticated.”

What Makes Killing Christians Appealing?

Ayman S. Ibrahim, a professor at Southern Seminary, answers the question.

This is What Makes A Vacation Restorative

Most of this is obvious, yet exactly the kind of stuff we neglect if we’re not careful.

Teaching Doctrine to Goldfish

“Eight Seconds. That’s less time than it takes Usain Bolt to dash to the finish line and probably less time than it’s taken you to read these words. Eight short seconds, and yet, if recent studies are anything to go by, then your mind may have already drifted to something else.” How does that impact the way we teach the truth to people?

God’s Works of Art Point to Him

As it happens, I’m spending today in the Vatican Museums. So this piece seemed fitting.

A Plane Crash, A Glacier, And An Entrepreneur

Here’s how Icelandair changed the game for airlines all over the world.

Flashback: What We Miss

Instead of living fully in the moment, enjoying the music or the sunrise or the games with our children, we fall into this strange habit of recording it all. When all is said and done, we’ve recorded an experience that we missed out on, and the replay is just never as good.

Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again.

—George Whitefield

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.