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A La Carte (May 17)

Today’s Kindle deals include rather slim pickings, but there are still a couple of new ones.

Six Things to Know About God’s Wrath

“This theme of the wrath (or anger) of God toward sin and sinners is clearly and widely taught in the Bible. This truth is so interwoven with the hope of our peace with one another and with God that if we lose our grasp on the one, we lose our hope of the other.”

I Walked Away from the Love of My Life

“Obedience to God’s word truly offers a quality of life that far exceeds the cost of commitment. Denying myself the easy option of self-satisfaction has exposed the sin-infected attitudes and behaviours that are inherent in all who fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), and has driven me to find solace and solution in him.”

Why Every Graduation Plays the Same Song (Video)

You know exactly which song, don’t you? Here’s why.

How Real Books Have Trumped eBooks

I could be wrong (and actually hope I am), but I suspect it is just a temporary correction to see print books gain back market share against ebooks.

Pastoral Q & A — Labour Unions

I’ve seen very few people discuss labor unions from a Christian perspective. Here’s one pastor who offers his take.

Pastors, Spend Time with Non-Pastors

“Most pastors have a good desire to train up future pastors. We realize that one day, our ministry will end and we ought to prepare the next generation to take the gospel to the land we cannot go. This focus, however, can lead us to overemphasize pastoral training at the cost of training ‘normal guys.’”

Flashback: 7 Ways Parents Unfairly Provoke Our Children

There are times when we so provoke our children that anger is the fitting and inevitable response. Here I offer a few ways that we, as parents, may provoke our children to that kind of anger and discouragement.

Men who don’t lead their families to worship are typically not leading their families at all.

—Burk Parsons

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    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: 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)

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    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.