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A La Carte (November 21)

Today’s Kindle deals include: A Loving Life by Paul Miller, Loving Jesus More and Loving the Way Jesus Loves by Philip Ryken, Loving God with All Your Mind by Gene Edward Veith, For the Love of God by D.A. Carson, and a number of others.

Does God Expect us to Change the World?

Are we responsible to change the world? If so, how?

Parents: It’s Time to Wake

Specifically, according to Randy Alcorn, it’s time to wake up about pornography and sexting and their impact on your children.

How Christianity Flourishes

Jared Wilson: “Many religions, like Islam for example, seem to thrive on conquest and power. Christianity grows best under hardship.”

Should I Rejoice When My Enemy Falls?

“The human heart is a slippery thing. Our rejoicing over the deliverance of God and the display of God’s character and justice can so quickly morph into something unbecoming a saint of God. We can start rejoicing at their fall instead of rejoicing in God’s deliverance and His character being displayed.”

Encourage One Another

This is important to understand: “Not only do our words reveal what is true of us, they also generate reality for another. Specifically, our words are either death-bringing or life-giving. Either depleting or nourishing, draining or filling.”

Should We Encourage Interracial Marriage?

Of course we should! But John Piper provides a longer, better answer.

The Lord’s Prayer. Ligonier Ministries just released a new teaching series on the Lord’s Prayer that looks excellent. “In this series, Dr. Albert Mohler shows that the pattern of prayer Jesus provides is few in words, yet massive in meaning. His prayer reflects true theology and proper doxology—a perfect guide for our own lives.” Details here.

Canada Is Agonizing About Choosing A National Bird

“The humble, hardy gray jay is poised to become the national bird of Canada — and that’s causing quite a flap.” We Canadians don’t get easily riled up…

The Media’s Business Model and Trump’s Victory

This is an interesting look at how the media’s shifting business model contributed (or even created) Trump’s victory. I don’t think the author is a big fan of Trump, but that’s beside the point.

Flashback: No, You Are Not Running Late. You Are Rude and Inconsiderate!

You are not ‘running late.’ You are rude. You are inconsiderate. You need to change. Greg Savage’s frustration with other people’s tardiness boiled over into an amusing rant that he posted online, and that was subsequently read by hundreds of thousands.


There is a kind of life that leads to death. There is a kind of death that leads to life.

—Alistair Begg

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    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 /…

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    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 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.