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A La Carte (March 2)

Every day I sort through endless lists of terrible Kindle books (like Princess Diana Speaks from Heaven—yes, it’s an actual book) to find a few worth reading. Thankfully I do find a few diamonds in the rough and today’s Kindle deals include some pretty good titles.

Westminster Books has deals on some timeless Christian classics.

Logos users will want to check out the annual Logos March Madness. It is being done a little differently this year, but is still going to offer some great deals along the way.

(Yesterday on the blog: Practical Advice in the Struggle for Purity)

Billy Graham’s Funeral

Billy Graham’s funeral promises to be a historically significant event. It is available via livestream beginning at 10 AM.

The Lottery Hackers

There are certainly no heroes in this long but fascinating story of people who learned how to beat the lottery (and got rich doing it). Note that there are a couple of swear words along the way.

Moody Bible Institute Takes Bold Step to Affirm Biblical Inerrancy

This is big news from MBI. “In wake of allegations that not all its faculty affirm biblical inerrancy, the Moody Bible Institute (MBI) yesterday took a bold step to define and strengthen its position on inerrancy, and to hold its faculty accountable.”

Keep Praying for Melinda

If you follow Stand to Reason, you’ll know about Melinda’s terrible accident and her very slow recovery. This is an update from Greg Koukl. It also contains a significant advance directive that is well worth reading.

Seven Reasons Prayer Meetings Fail

Why do church’s prayer meetings so often fail? Kevin DeYoung offers seven answers.

The Many Faces of Legalism

“Legalism exists in every heart, and most of the time it’s a subtle way of talking about God and how He relates to His people. Doctrinal legalism distorts the gospel, and practical legalism stands in the way of our communion with God and with one another. Some forms of legalism are more obvious than others, but there are at least five types of legalism to note…”

How Long to Count to One Million?

This one is just for fun: How long would it take you to count to one million?

A New York Times Writer’s Reckless Hit Piece on My Transgender Book

Ryan T. Anderson: “We lose the ability to effectively call out bigotry when all disagreement is condemned as bigoted—and when lies are told in the process. That’s what happened earlier this week in a New York Times op-ed. Jennifer Finney Boylan, a contributing opinion writer for the Times, and a professor of English at Barnard College of Columbia University, told several bald-faced lies about my work. I’m surprised the editors published it.”

Flashback: What Tolkien Did So Well, What We Do So Poorly

One of the great strengths of Tolkien’s work is its grounding in history. One of the great weaknesses of the contemporary church is its detachment from its own history. Few of today’s Christians have a clear sense of how the church came to be.

God doesn’t love us because of our worth, we are of worth because God loves us.

—Martin Luther

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