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Weekend A La Carte (March 31)

Weekend A La Carte

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole lot of C.S. Lewis discounted for today only. You’ll also find the Osborne New Testament Commentaries series marked down.

Be sure to check out this deal from Westminster Books on what looks like a neat new title: God’s Timeline. There are lots of other deals below it.

10 Reasons Why People Reject the Gospel

From Sam Chan, whom I enjoyed meeting in Sydney. “If the gospel is the ‘good news about Jesus,’ then why do so many people reject it? If Christians bear this ‘good news,’ how can they better share it using methods that are effective in today’s post-Christian world?”

Resurrection Letters, Volume 1

Andrew Peterson’s long-awaited album Resurrection Letters, Volume 1 is finally out. It’s great listening for Easter weekend.

Self-Storage

This is quite an amazing look at self-storage warehouses. “One in 11 Americans pays an average of $91.14 per month to use self-storage, finding a place for the material overflow of the American dream.”

Folding and Flying Paper Airplanes (Video)

This guy is amazing at what he does. (He also has a book.)

Why Cricket’s Ball-Tampering Scandal Is Such A Big Deal

If you’ve heard of the scandal with Australia’s cricket team, you may have been wondering why it is such a big deal. This article does a good job of explaining.

10 Things You Should Know about the Cross

Just like the title says, here are 10 things you ought to know about the cross of Christ.

Study: Atheists Find Meaning In Life By Inventing Fairy Tales

“Atheists often snidely dismiss religion as a fairy tale. Yet a study finds the meaning atheists and non-religious people attribute to their lives is entirely self-invented.”

How Dark Patterns Trick You Online (Video)

This isn’t quite as scary as it sounds (“dark patterns”) but is an important part of the online equation.

Flashback: Learning for Forever

I recently spent a little bit of time with an older believer and was struck again by some of what we lose in a younger church.

I know of no other way to triumph over sin long-term than to gain a distaste for it because of a superior satisfaction in God.

—John Piper

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

  • Moral Vision

    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…