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A La Carte (October 24)


Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of books that may be of interest.

Westminster Books has Bibles on sale that have been priced to give away.

(Yesterday on the blog: God Gave Me Three Children (and Three Friends))

For Jesus’ Sake, Be Kind

Trevin Wax: “We are swimming upstream these days when we look for opportunities to show kindness. In a culture where bullying is confused with strength and where insults fly from so many elected officials as a sign of ‘toughness,’ we might fall for the lie that showing kindness is the wimpy way of compromise.”

Content Isn’t Everything — Or, Some Help for the Boring Bible Teacher

The Bible isn’t boring, despite some people’s best efforts to make it so!

The Logistics of Disaster Response

Here’s how disaster-relief organizations mobilize to bring help in the aftermath of disasters.

Six Reasons Why iOS 13 and Catalina Are So Buggy

I’m glad it’s not just me who’s noticing that iOS 13 and Catalina are a little on the buggy side. “iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Catalina have been unusually buggy releases for Apple. The betas started out buggy at WWDC in June, which is not unexpected, but even after Apple removed some features from the final releases in September, more problems have forced the company to publish quick updates. Why? Based on my 18 years of experience working as an Apple software engineer, I have a few ideas.”

How to Master Any Subject by Making it Interesting

It’s a simple tip, but an effective one, I’m sure.

What the Family Dinner Table Gave Me

The dinner table can play a surprisingly large place in the life of the Christian.

Ask Anything Live (Video)

Here’s a new episode of Ask Anything Live with Albert Mohler. He answers lots of really interesting questions.

Flashback: Death to Clickbait!

There is nothing wrong and everything right with a great headline. There is nothing right and everything wrong with clickbait. Sometimes the difference between the two is subtle or subjective, but it’s usually found in the content that lies beyond the headline.

Prosperity knits a man to the world. He feels that he is finding his place in it, while really it is finding its place in him.

—C.S. Lewis

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    The Least of My Children’s Accomplishments

    I know what it is to be a father and to take pride in the achievements of my children. I had not been a father for long when I learned that the least of my children’s accomplishments by far outshines the greatest of my own. Their smallest victory generates more delight than my largest and…

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    A La Carte (June 5)

    A La Carte: 3 waves that have shaped evangelical churches (and a 4th on the way) / When is a couple considered married? / A Christian’s practical guide to reproductive technology / Don’t be half a Berean / Wisdom is work / This body is only the seed / Book and Kindle deals / and…

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    A La Carte (June 4)

    A La Carte: The blame game / Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be / A kind invitation and lifelong friendship / Steered into error by those closest to you / Satan as “prince of the air” / Under the eaves / General market books / and more.

  • Bring Your Skills to the Missions World

    This week the blog is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, and is called to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. Pete and Debbie Lee were living the American dream. The parents of two children, the Lees lived in Greensboro, North Carolina, and were…

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    How Can You Mumble?

    Some of my most meaningful moments of public worship have been in settings where I did not speak the language. I have stood with a congregation in rural Zambia as they’ve clapped and moved and praised the Lord in Bemba, a language that is utterly unknown to me. I’ve sat with a congregation in the…

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    A La Carte (June 3)

    A La Carte: Life doesn’t always turn out like we thought it would / Hope for fallen Christians / AI as theological babel fish / Teenagers and parental hypocrisy / Is there a preferred Bible translation Christians should use? / Logos and Kindle deals / and more.