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A La Carte (March 4)


I don’t know about you, but I think the Babylon Bee has been on point lately with hilarious headlines like In Major Gaffe, Bernie Sanders Forgets Words To Communist Manifesto and Christians Finally Vindicated As Sidehugs Found To Protect Against Coronavirus. My life’s better when it includes a little satire.

Logos users, get in on this year’s Logos March Madness and get us some discounted books.

It’s not a huge list of Kindle deals today, but the ones that are there range far and wide.

Turning Up the Volume: Joyful Noise or Noise Ordinance Violation?

Last week I was speaking to a pastor from another country where he and his congregation have to be discreet in their worship and sing quietly to avoid prosecution and/or persecution. Meanwhile, closer to home, CT is reporting on churches that are annoying their neighbors and handing out earplugs to attendees.

Tales from Inside Benny Hinn Ministries (Video)

This is an episode of Canada’s The Fifth Estate from a little while ago, but I only just saw it recently when it surfaced on my list of YouTube recommendations. As you might expect, it features Costi Hinn.

What Kind of Peace Should America Seek in our War-Torn Era?

Bruce Ashford is writing a series on the ethics of warfare, and I’m finding it quite interesting. In this second entry, he asks what kind of peace is worth pursuing through warfare. (You can read the first entry here.)

The Great Toilet Paper Run of 2020

Stephen McAlpine is kind of laughing about “The Great Toilet Paper Run of 2020” but also showing what it reveals about our society. “There’s a thin veneer of confidence in the Western world that is completely untested by any major traumatic event that sweeps all before it.”

A Kiss In My Hand

What a sweet little article from Seth Lewis.

Top 3 Common Mistakes When Studying the Bible? (Video)

What are some common mistakes Christians make when studying the Bible? Dr. Robert Plummer answers in Honest Answers from SBTS.

1990 and 2020

Marvin Olasky looks back in time a little to show why those who are concerned for the pro-life cause can find some encouragement today.

Flashback: It’s Not Just Sabbatarians Who Need Sabbath

We are weak and limited. Sabbath reminds us that we cannot do it all, and that we do not have to do it all. As we acknowledge our weakness, we learn to lean upon God’s strength.

The Christian life is a race that will have an end. One day we’ll be complete in glory and with Christ. We’ll receive a prize when this race is finished. But until that time, we must learn to run, endure, persevere, and finish.

—Trillia Newbell

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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.

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    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.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.