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A La Carte (November 1)

It’s the first day of a new month which means we’ve got lots of deals to sort through. Today’s Kindle deals include: Rescuing the Gospel by Erwin Lutzer, Letters to My Daughters by Barbara Rainey, Church History by Bruce Shelley, The Mingling of Souls by Matt Chandler and many more. Alsoy, Amazon has many of their Kindle devices on sale today.

Crossway wants to give you a free copy of The Reformation by Stephen Nichols.

Free from ChristianAudio this month is America’s Pastor by Grant Wacker. You will find several other excellent biographies there for just $4.98 each.

Free from Logos this month is Philippians by Precept Ministries. Headlining their monthly deals is a John Piper collection. Find other deals here.

Rosaria Butterfield Responds to Jen Hatmaker

“Today, I hear Jen’s words—words meant to encourage, not discourage, to build up, not tear down, to defend the marginalized, not broker unearned power—and a thin trickle of sweat creeps down my back. If I were still in the thick of the battle over the indwelling sin of lesbian desire, Jen’s words would have put a millstone around my neck.”

The New Evangelical Moral Minority

The New Yorker profiles Russell Moore. “If the Southern Baptist church can’t be bigger, Russell Moore wants it to be better.”

10 Things You should Know about the Protestant Reformation

I suppose I should have posted this one yesterday. Also, check out Justin Taylor’s interview with Carl Trueman.

Church History

Redeemed Reader (a great site for Christian parents) just wrapped up a church history month. It included an interview we did on the subject.

This Day in 1512. 504 years ago today after fours years of work, Michelangelo Buonarroti unveiled his 5,800 square foot painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. *

Be a Man and Preach!

I enjoyed this story from H.B. Charles Jr.

Maturity in Ministry

This is challenging: “God does not invest His energy in lazy homiletics even if they tread the historical-redemptive axis of Scripture. God wants His preachers to sweat as they prayerfully search out Christ in all of Scripture and prepare to teach. When they do so, His energy will invade and sanctify their agonies.”

Is It Worth It To Hire Movers?

We’ve moved a bunch of times (though thankfully not recently) but never used movers. Maybe we should have.

Internet Safety Rules for Children

This is a good list of safety rules for children as they begin to use the Internet.

Flashback: The Discipline of Adversity

“In times of adversity Satan will seek to plant the thought in our minds that God is angry with us and is disciplining us out of wrath. Here is another instance when we need to preach the gospel to ourselves…”

We never imagine that getting our heart’s deepest desires might be the worst thing that can ever happen to us.

—Tim Keller

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