A La Carte (March 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that are very different from one another, yet each good in its own way.

Become a Patron

At the end of the annual Logos March Madness, you can get the NICOT/NICNT commentary sets for 60% off. That’s a tremendous value on a great series.

(Yesterday on the blog: It Takes a Church To Raise Your Child)

10 Things You Should Know about Biblical Inerrancy

Sam Storms carries on his rather epic series of 10 things. “What do we mean when we affirm the inerrancy of the Bible? The importance of that question has not diminished in the least. It is as crucial today as it was 100 years ago. So let’s look at ten things that will help us understand what we mean (and don’t mean) when we speak of an inerrant Bible.”

The Lonely Future of Amazon Go

In some ways Amazon Go is the perfect shopping experience for this generation. “Amazon has recognized our loneliness and responded in a modern and perhaps especially American way: by creating the lonely person’s perfect consumer experience.”

Ink Cartridges Are A Scam (Video)

“Printer companies are ripping us off, and it’s high time we did something about it.” Indeed.

How Not to Read the Parables

“The parables Jesus tells in the four Gospels are peculiar kinds of stories that too many readers read very wrongly. It’s important, then, to clear up some common misconceptions about these important stories.”

How To Write a Jeopardy Clue

“There is an art to a Jeopardy! clue. Its answers-in-search-of-questions exude a certain tone and tenor that’s different from trivia offerings from Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, HQ, The Weakest Link, or even a throwback like You Bet Your Life. But the writer’s room is also a factory, one that must churn out 61 clues per episode, which adds up to hundreds of thousands of clues aired during the show’s long run.” Here’s how it’s done.

Full, Not Busy

Lore Wilbert writes, “For a little over a year, I’ve been making an intentional attempt to call my life full instead of busy. The idol of busyness is one Christians are particularly bent toward worshipping and busyness can also become the shield we use to protect ourselves from adding unwanted appointments to our calendars. For a long time I’ve tried to curve myself into a person who counts unbusyness as important as busyness, but more and more I’m realizing even that needs some adjustment.”

Why Do Radio Stations Begin With ‘K’ or ‘W’?

“Radio might not be quite the media force it once was, but there are still thousands of stations around the country, and the call letters for almost every one of them begin with either ‘K’ or ‘W.’ Why?” Because the government said so, but there’s a bit more to the story.

Flashback: Why I Didn’t Sing When I Visited Your Church

If our desire for excellence puts the music out of reach for the congregation, perhaps we’re pursuing a wrong definition of excellence.

Personal vanity still lies at the root of most dissensions in every local church today. —John Stott