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A La Carte (March 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles for children and adults.

Westminster Books has deals on new books from Crossway that are worth looking at.

What Christianity in China Is Really Like

What is ministry in China really like? There are lots of misconceptions clarified by this article.

Wise Technological Parenting

“It is the apex of foolishness for parents to allow their children to have free and unaccountable access to technology– smart phones, tablets, iPods, computers, etc.” Indeed. Here are some guidelines parents may do well to consider.

Is Genesis History?

The film Is Genesis History? is coming to Canada for 1 day—March 14. Theaters and showtimes are listed here.

Were Adam and Eve Real People?

From TGC: “Listen to Albert Mohler and Bryan Chapell discuss the importance of Adam to our understanding of humanity, our world, and salvation, as well as the ‘field and fences’ of what should be considered consistent with Scripture.”

Top 3 Pastoral Pitfalls (Video)

Dr. Hershael York answers in Honest Answers, this neat new YouTube series from Southern Seminary.

Paglia: Transgender & Civilization’s Decline

Rod Dreher shares a fascinating little clip from a “Camille Paglia discussion at last fall’s Battle Of Ideas festival in the UK, in which the lesbian scholar and provocateur identifies transgenderism as a mark of a civilization deep into decadence, nearing collapse.”


Here’s a second review of Paul Young’s new book Lies We Believe About God which I also reviewed yesterday.

Lottery Winner Says Winning “Has Ruined My Life”

Go looking for this and you hear it again and again: the lottery ruins lives.

Flashback: I Have All the Time I Need

I’m so busy. You’re so busy. We’re all so busy. We’re so busy that we can’t possibly fit one more thing into our schedules, or one more relationship into our lives.

The great struggle of my life is not trying to discern God’s will; it is trying to discern and then disown my own.

—Paul Miller

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 13)

    A La Carte: Folly has a strategic plan to get you / The power of a health warning / Sex is not a solution to marital tension / What do you do when your suffering is your fault? / We can’t think or live Christianly / Good news for African girls / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte (July 12)

    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…