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A La Carte (March 1)

Today’s Kindle deals include a selection of Christian books plus a monthly listing of general market titles.

I’m not familiar with this month’s free book from Christian Audio, but Total Truth at $5 is a great deal.

You can get a solid free book from Logos, then add two more excellent ones for just $1.99 and $4.99. Don’t miss out on that Acts commentary for that price!

(Yesterday on the blog: Little Words That Make All the Difference)

The Story Behind Billy Graham’s Prison-Built Casket

“Billy Graham preached to more than 215 million people in more than 185 countries. He met with at least a dozen presidents and heads of state. Graham appeared in the top ten of Gallup’s most-admired men in the world 61 times, far more than any other person. Ronald Reagan is his closest competition, making the list 31 times. So why is the celebrated Graham going to be buried in a plywood casket built by prisoners in Louisiana?” It’s a neat story.

The Young Roman Catholic Man Who Clenched His Fist

Jordan Standridge writes about an interesting evangelistic conversation he had with a young Roman Catholic man.

90-Year-Old Figure Skater Will Warm Your Heart (Video)

“Yvonne Dowlen discovered a lifelong love of figure skating the moment she stepped on the ice. Her passion led to a career as a touring performer with the Ice Capades that lasted almost 50 years.” What a sweet story.

Wheaton College’s Courageous Stance Leads to Religious Liberty Victory

Joe Carter explains why this is a big deal: “Wheaton College’s decision to stand up to an illegitimate government mandate leads to a victory for religious liberty.”

Sneeze Into Your Elbow, Not Your Hand. Please.

Here’s a quick reminder about something that matters.

New Churches In Scotland’s Communities (Video)

20schemes is overseeing the planting of churches in communities across Scotland, from the cities to the Highlands. This video shows some of the excellent work they are doing.

Being Right in Relationships

In short, you don’t always need to be right. In fact, sometimes insisting on being right is just plain wrong.

What’s the Difference between Christian Denominations? (Video)

Not only is this a difficult question, but it’s also a kind of uncomfortable one. Dr. Gregory Wills answers in Honest Answers.

Flashback: Two Ways To Ruin Your Relationship with the Giver

There are two ways to ruin our relationship with the Giver of all things. The first is to ignore him and focus entirely on his gifts. This temptation to idolatry is ever present, and we must remain vigilant against it. The second way is to ignore the gift and focus entirely on the Giver.

If cruelty rejoices with those who weep, envy weeps with those who rejoice.

—Matt Smethurst

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    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…