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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

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

  • Moral Vision

    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…