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A La Carte (November 2)

Today’s Kindle deals include: Safely Home by Randy Alcorn, The Story of God’s Love for You by Sally Lloyd-Jones, The God Who Justifies by James White, Shame Interrupted by Ed Welch, Is God Really in Control? by Jerry Bridges, God’s Crime Scene by J. Warner Wallace, and Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly World by Ken & Steve Ham.

Prepping in Biblical Perspective

I’d like to see more reasonable writing on prepping (since so much of it is alarmist and irrational). This is at least a good start in thinking it through biblically.

The Best-Seller Myth

This is a fantastic article by Jennifer Lyell. She explodes the myth of the Christian bestseller.

10 Reasons Why the Reformation Is Not Over

Josh Buice explains why the Reformation is not yet over.

Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Cheap Shots

Wesley Hill writes about Wolterstorff’s recent change on homosexuality. “I’m trying to remember when I last encountered an argument for changing the church’s historic view of marriage that engaged so flippantly and superficially with the Christian tradition.”

5 Daily Scheduling Methods

Here are 5 options (4, really, since the last one is ridiculous) to schedule your day and increase your productivity.

Kickstarter’s Million-Dollar Bible Is Finally Finished

Christianity Today writes about the long-awaited and finally completed project Bibliotheca and the rise of the reader’s Bible.

This Day in 1533. 483 years ago today John Calvin fled Paris by lowering himself out of a window with a bed sheet rope, disguised as a farmer. He spent three years as a fugitive before settling in Geneva. *

Car Safety

This video aptly demonstrates the difference between good and poor standards of safety in a car. It shows “a car-to-car test between a 2015 Nissan Tsuru, the least expensive sedan sold by Nissan in the Mexico, and a 2016 Nissan Versa, the least expensive sedan sold by Nissan in the United States.”

2-Second Pit Stop

While we’re on the subject of cars, here is the amazing choreography of a two-second Formula 1 pit stop.

Pray With Your Spouse

Melissa brings the challenge.

Flashback: The Most Terrifying Thing God Can Do

No exaggeration, no clickbait. This is the most terrifying thing God can do.

America is not the savior of the world; Jesus is. America is not a city set on a hill; the church is.

—Ed Stetzer

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    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.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.