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A La Carte (October 2)

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole collection of titles from John MacArthur.

Christian Audio has an excellent freebie this month: The Whole Christ by Sinclair Ferguson. You’ll find a few of his other books heavily discounted.

The First Tremor

“More than three hundred years before Martin Luther was born, an unlikely reformer suddenly appeared in the city of Lyon in southeast France.” You ought to know about him.

Let’s Get Real About Women’s Discipleship

This is a good one. “If Instagram is any clue, most Christian women think discipleship is limited to hosting thoughtfully curated Bible studies in tasteful homes where shrieking children and dirty dishes don’t exist. This glossy ideal sits like a yoke on many women’s shoulders rather than spurring them onward in Christ’s Great Commission.”

The Clay of Paganism with the Iron of Christianity

Cornelius Van Til said it well: “Van Til argued that ‘Romanists mix a great deal of the clay of paganism with the iron of Christianity.’”

ACBC Conference Livestream

The ACBC Conference is happening this week and streaming live.

Speaking Ill of Hugh Hefner

This is an appropriately scathing article on the life and legacy of Hugh Hefner. “Hugh Hefner, gone to his reward at the age of 91, was a pornographer and chauvinist who got rich on masturbation, consumerism and the exploitation of women, aged into a leering grotesque in a captain’s hat, and died a pack rat in a decaying manse where porn blared during his pathetic orgies.”

7 Tips for Understanding Revelation

“Whether you find that intimidating or enticing, we need some guardrails to keep us from getting lost in Revelation’s prophecies, metaphors, and apocalyptic imagery. Here are some tips for studying Revelation from Scott Duvall…”

On Daughters and Dating: How to Intimidate Suitors

Jen Wilkin on dads and daughters: “let’s talk frankly about what you need to do to guard her interests when it comes to dating. Instead of brandishing a shotgun or breaking out an application, you need to build a wall.”

Flashback: Persevere in Prayer

Satan knows he can undermine a church’s effectiveness by undermining a church’s prayer life.

God is good not because he gives us answers but because he gives us himself. —Joni Eareckson Tada


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