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A La Carte (October 11)


There are just a couple of new Kindle deals today, though they are both of books I think I’ve never seen on the list before.

Like Father, Like Son

I really enjoyed Larry Lin’s article on fathers and sons. “Two years ago, I became a father myself. The pregnancy process was marked by joy and excitement, but underlying it all were deeply embedded fears. What if I become like my dad? What if I follow in the footsteps of my dad, just like he followed in the footsteps of his dad?”

A Digital Detox Won’t Work Unless You Ask Yourself This Question

The headline might be overstating it a little, but it’s actually a pretty good question to ask.

Welcoming and Affirming the Same Thing? Confusion in our Culture

Here’s a helpful and important distinction between welcoming and affirming.

Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan

This is a long but interesting (and kind of alarming) read about Amazon and Jeff Bezos.

The Head of the Church Knows Best: Benefits of Having a Team of Elders

Here are some of the benefits of having a team of elders (rather than just one elder ruling alone).

Why So Many Airlines Are Going Bankrupt (Video)

Does it seem like an unusual number of airlines have collapsed lately? Here’s why.

Luke: Evangelist to the Rich

Kevin DeYoung has an interesting little profile of Luke.

Flashback: Sexual Morality in a Christless World

This is not the first time the biblical understanding of sex and sexuality has caused the culture to turn on Christians, to consider them disloyal, to push them to the margins.

Church is not for your entertainment, as a consumer, but for you and others to find encouragement, as a contributor.

—Sam Allberry

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  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…