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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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    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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