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A La Carte (March 1)

Today’s Kindle deals include some really good deals—Jen Wilkin’s None Like Him, David Mathis’s Habits of Grace, and quite a few others.

This month’s free book from ChristianAudio is Paul Washer’s The Gospel Call and True Conversion.

Diagnosing Sheep

“It would be profoundly ineffective to admonish the fainthearted, help the idle, or to encourage the weak. The fainthearted need care not rebuke. The idle need a change of perspective, not help to carry on as they are. The weak need practical help, not words.” This is one of the great challenges, then, of pastoring and preaching.

Three Lies We Might Easily Believe

Ray Ortlund: “It is very much in the Devil’s interests that we despair. If he can get us to believe any of these three demoralizing lies that he loves to whisper into our thoughts, our powers for Jesus are greatly diminished. And each one seems to us quite plausible.”

Why Planes Don’t Fly Faster (Video)

With all the technology available to us, planes are taking longer to get from A to B than they were years ago. What gives?

It’s Not My Place to Judge

Michael Kruger continues his series on taking back Christianese. This time he looks at that phrase, “It’s not my place to judge someone else.”

Pastor’s Talk (Podcast)

Here’s a new podcast from 9Marks that may interest you, especially if you’re in pastoral ministry.

Redemptive History, Union with Christ and the Liturgical Calendar

Nick Batzig tells why he doesn’t mark Lent and why he’s not sure it’s a great idea to do so.

Policing the Purity Police

Samuel James writes about a recent article suggesting men and women (who are not married to one another) should never communicate through text message.

The Gift of Cerebral Palsy (Video)

This is a beautiful little video.

Flashback: Tools I Use to Get Things Done

I love tools. I especially love good tools. I love to explore different tools, to try them, and to choose the ones that do the job the best. In my case, the tools I use tend to be related to writing and publishing and they come in both hardware and software varieties.

Proud hearts breed proud looks and stiff knees.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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