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A La Carte (June 7)

Today’s Kindle deals include volume 1 of The Works of William Perkins. Compared to the hardcover, you’ll save more than $40! There are a few other books as well.

Self-Examination Speaks a Thousand Lies

Self-examination is an important practice, but also a hazardous one if not done well. This article offers wise counsel.

Why Do We Lie?

Speaking of lies, why do we lie anyway? Ryan Reeves says he was “was struck by how often the Bible speaks of our deceit and lies. I was struck, too, how easily it is to convince ourselves we are not the ones who fall into this category. Lying, sinful people must be somewhere in Babylon, not here in my heart.”

Beating Parish Boundaries With Sticks

Here’s a quirky tradition with some deep historical roots.

Two Ways to React When Death Comes

Jordan Standridge has a comforting reflection on the inevitability and reality of death. (Hey, Jordan, I met your dad in Rome on Sunday!)

The Transgender Revolution and the Rubble of Empty Promises

Yes, the transgender revolution, like the wider sexual revolution, is full of empty promises. “The sexual revolution has always whispered promises of this kind of godlike self-autonomy. After a generation of no-fault divorce, cohabitation, ubiquitous pornography, and the cultural unhinging of sex from marriage and marriage from childbearing, it seems inevitable that Western culture is now decoupling sexuality from even its most basic reality: gender.”

10 Things You Should Know about the Protestant Reformation in England

Here’s a nice little introduction to the coming of the Reformation in England.

The Things You Learn When You’re a Mother

Melissa shares a few lessons learned as a mother.

Flashback: What’s In “The Look?”

Not every look turns into adultery, but all adultery begins with the look.

A loyal few is better than a fickle multitude.

—Shai Linne

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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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    A La Carte (March 1)

    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.