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A La Carte (October 23)


There a few book deals today for those who are building their Kindle libraries.

Safe With Me

I don’t really know how to describe or summarize this one, but do recommend you read it!

A Wild Harvest

“On a bleak January day in 1951 our family disembarked from the boat that had brought us back to a land of religious freedom, from a land where the newly formed People’s Republic of China had started a purge to eradicate faith in God from its people.” So begins an account of God’s work in China.

Redeem TV: Stream it Forward

One of the aspects of Redeem TV that thrills us the most is that Redeem TV is global! Redeem TV is being streamed in nearly 200 countries, with nearly 40% of our viewing sessions happening outside of the United States! One of our goals is to provide hope to the world, and this is a great start. (Sponsored Link)

An Analogy for Sin that Hits Home

If you share the gospel with Muslims you may find this a useful analogy for describing the biblical concept of sin. Why? “Our Muslim friends do not feel the weight of the word sin when we use it. There’s a reason for this. Islam has a different definition for sin, one more akin to mistake, flaw, or excusable offense.”

How Does Google’s Monopoly Hurt You? Try These Searches.

There are a number of ways in which Google’s search monopoly harms us. This article explains…

How the Gossip Machine Turns Desire Into Sin

“What is the most frightening verse in the Bible? For some Christians it may be the command of the “complete destruction” of Canaanites in Deuteronomy 7:2 or the appearance of the beast in Revelation 13:1. But for me, the scariest part of Scripture is Jesus’s words in Matthew 12:36: ‘I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.’” I quite agree!

How Other Languages Tell Time (Video)

Did you know that different cultures and different languages tell time differently? This video explains.

Three Benefits of Paul’s “Thorn in the Flesh”

The Apostle Paul described three benefits that came with all the pain of his “thorn in the flesh.”

Flashback: God Gave Me Three Children (and Three Friends)

It is a thrill and a joy to be both a father and a friend, to relate to them as both children and trusted companions. It is a blessing to be loved not just because they have to, but because they want to.

Having a Christian worldview means being utterly convinced that biblical principles are not only true but also work better in the grit and grime of the real world.

—Nancy Pearcey

  • 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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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.