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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 Celebration of Friendship

    A Celebration of Friendship

    I may not be going too far out on a limb when I suggest that you have probably not heard the name Anna Laetitia Barbauld. For various reasons she has been largely forgotten by history, and this despite achieving a significant level of fame in the eighteenth century. Though at one time she was a…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 1)

    A La Carte: The desegregation of Dallas Theological Seminary / 12 things that happened on the cross / How can I be a Christian in my workplace? / Five questions for our skepticism / The sanction of sin / Never let a crisis go to waste: AI, statism, and the threats to free speech /…

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Redeemer University)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Redeemer University. Get $250 off your first course when you enroll in the online Not-For-Profit Management certificate with Redeemer University! Fill out this form to get updates and to be eligible for this special offer via Challies.com Do you work for a church, school, food bank, women’s shelter, mission, ministry…

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    New and Notable Christian Books for May 2024

    While the month of May has already almost fully waned, it has proved to be a good month for Christian book releases. I sorted through the stacks that landed on my desk and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you a sense of…

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    A La Carte (May 31)

    A La Carte: How the legal system enabled—and will curtail—the transgender movement / We are all late bloomers / God’s glorious plan to use us all / Be quick to listen, slow to “therapy speak” / The reconsecration of man / Ask Pastor John / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 30)

    A La Carte: Seeking wisdom without training wheels / Zealous polemicists / The actual divisive ones / What is Christian Nationalism? / Are the stories of Jesus borrowed from pagan myths? / As for those rich in books in the present age / and more.