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A La Carte (November 4)


Today’s Kindle deals include a collection of titles from Matthias Media.

Logos has begun a Pre Black Friday sale with new deals every week. This week they’ve heavily discounted many of their Mobile Ed courses.

(Yesterday on the blog: My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness)

Advice for Christians Who Work Sundays

John Piper has advice for Christians who must work on Sunday.

Digital Life After Death

“Social media after death is something few people consider until someone close to them dies.” WORLD magazine reports.

Sanctifying God’s Name at the Lord’s Supper

“What is going on when a believer comes to the Lord’s table? What should be gripping your heart – your thinking, feeling and willing – when you come to the Supper?” Here’s some counsel on that.

Mohler: ‘I Will Accept Nomination’ as SBC President

“Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. will accept a nomination in June 2020 to serve as Southern Baptist Convention president, he told Baptist Press Friday.” This strikes me as happy news.

Infographic: How Is Your Prayer Life?

Crossway: “Over 14,000 people recently shared about various aspects of their prayer lives with us. In the infographic below, we invite you to dig into the data, looking at established prayer habits, common pain points, and useful practices and tools for prayer.”

The First Map of America’s Food Supply Chain Is Mind-Boggling

This is strangely fascinating. “Our map is a comprehensive snapshot of all food flows between counties in the U.S.—grains, fruits and vegetables, animal feed, and processed food items.”

You Can Argue Till You’re Blue in the Face

You can argue till you’re blue in the face when the Jehovah’s Witnesses come knocking. “It never fails. As soon as I close the door, I remember what I should have said, the just-right logic that might have scored a point. They flip open the Bible (their version, conveniently re-translated) to the perfect verse, serving me a gentle volley that I could spike over the net… if only my mind hadn’t just gone blank.”

Flashback: Four Key Principles of Repentance

We need to have tender consciences, so we do not grow hardened against the small sins that eventually metastasize into large ones.

A taste of God’s goodness ruins you for worldly delicacies.

—Jared Wilson

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  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.