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A La Carte (March 1)

Reassurance: The Needed Component in Reconciliation

I think you will appreciate this one, a lesson on reconciliation drawn out of the narrative of Joseph and his brothers.

Lamentations

Bifrost Arts has a new album out that features songs of lament. You can listen to it at all at Bandcamp.

The Downward Spiral of My Discontent

You can identify with this, I’m sure: “I find myself feeling Eeyore-like with a black cloud over my head and a target on my back. My already full plate doesn’t seem able to hold anything else and I’m speeding down the slippery slope of self-pity. At the same time, I’m exasperated with myself for my despondency.”

Marble Race

There’s something mesmerizing about this very long marble race.

Putting Off Putting On

New from our Visual Theology shop is an infographic on putting off and putting on. You can get the high-resolution digital download for just $1.99!

This Day in 1942. 74 years ago today, Kent Hughes was born. Happy Birthday to you, Kent!

ZION 8K

ZION 8K (and I confess, I have no idea what 8K signifies) is the latest video in a great project titled More Than Just Parks.

Online Education: Relation-less Education

“Why attend a ‘brick and mortar’ institution? Why walk away from the benefits and discounts offered by online education? Because those discounts come with a cost—a savings accomplished by gutting education of its heart and soul—the relationship between teacher and student, in which not merely information, but a way of life is imparted through an ongoing relationship.”

Piper

God intends to use human prayers to accomplish his most ultimate and universal purposes.

—John Piper

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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.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.