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A La Carte (March 23)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of titles, but ones worth checking out.

March Madness continues at Logos and that means lots more details. You can get books up to 45% off the list price.

Princeton Seminary Reforms Its Views on Honoring Tim Keller

And this is what it has come to: “The most popular Reformed preacher and author in America today is not eligible to receive Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual award in Reformed theology and public witness.”

Why Did People Stick One Hand in Their Jackets in Old Photographs? (Video)

I’ve wondered this one before. Now I know.

Making A Pastoral Apology

There’s this ugly lie in the back of our minds that apologizing as a leader causes people to distrust us. The opposite is actually true.

The Pastor As Navigator

Here’s a helpful analogy with good examples. “God’s people need navigation, and the pastor practiced at steering a course for his people between extremes that could shipwreck them, will ensure that they reach safe haven eventually.”

3 Reasons I’m Grateful to Have Married Young

Aileen and I often talk about these same three reasons we are grateful to have married young. (Also see Al Mohler on The Problem of Delaying Marriage.)

Do You Invite Critique of your Sermons?

Creating opportunities to evaluate sermons (and the rest of a worship service) is an important part of doing them well and doing them better.

How Can I Improve My Prayers? (Video)

Donald Whitney answers as part of this video series from Southern Seminary.

Flashback: The Holiness Instinct (and the Unexpected Temptation)

On Saturday I found myself musing on personal holiness and the joyful reality that you can be far holier than you ever would have thought possible. On Sunday I began scribbling thoughts about the fact that God is able to transform you to such a degree that you develop entirely new instincts toward sin so that what was once alluring is now appalling. On Monday I had the unexpected opportunity to see if this was true.

The world has not turned upside down by experts, but converts.

—Jared Wilson

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    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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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.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    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.