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A La Carte (October 25)

Today’s Kindle deals include: The American Hour by Os Guinness, Money, Greed, and God by Jay Richards, God’s Indwelling Presence by Jamaes Hamilton, Sgt. York by John Perry, Read the Bible for Life by George Guthrie.

Died: Jack Chick

Christianity Today writes, “Jack Chick, the cartoonist who wanted to save your soul from hell, died Sunday at age 92.”

(Racial) Diversity and Reformed Identity

I really appreciate this article by Joe Kim. “(Racial) diversity within our theological community helps us all form a stronger sense of theological identity and sense of self.”

Photographing 400 Towns in Iowa

This photographer has taken shots of 400 towns in Iowa. Based on what he’s seen and experienced, he speaks about the Trump phenomenon. (Personally, I was drawn by his description of and sympathy with the rural poor.)

Meet the Baby Born Twice

CNN reports on a baby removed from her mother for surgery, then returned to her mother’s womb. Denny Burk asks a legitimate question about this.

The Witchdoctor’s Goats and Halloween

You’ll enjoy this reflection on Halloween at home and in Tanzania, the most superstitious country in Africa.

This Day in 1564. 452 years ago today German composer Hans Leo Hassler was born. He left a rich musical legacy including ‘Passion Corale’ to which the Church sings ‘O Sacred Head, Now Wounded.’ *

10 Things You should Know about Interpreting the Bible

Sam Storms: “Today we look at 10 things we should know about how to interpret the Bible (or conversely, how not to interpret it). But before we begin, it’s important to remember that the Bible is not an answer-book that provides ready-made explanations for all problems or solutions to puzzling questions…”

Speak How You Speak

Here’s a tip for preachers or public speakers: Speak how to actually speak.

ARCTIC – Visual Vibes

There’s a bit of humanism mixed in, but this is still an amazing video displaying the beauty of the Arctic.

Flashback: The Discipline of Watching

This is one of the most important things Jerry Bridges ever taught me: ““Realize that your ‘temptation antenna’ is constantly scanning your environment looking for those areas of sin.”

Let us receive nothing, believe nothing, follow nothing which is not in the Bible, nor can be proved by the Bible.

—J.C. Ryle

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    We Who Are So Ordinary

    A couple of years ago I listened to an interview with a critic of Christianity. He was a person who claimed to love Christ, yet who seemed to have little use for Christ’s church and little good to say about Christ’s people. There was one critique that especially stood out to me

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    A La Carte (March 4)

    A La Carte: Christians should long for giftedness / Talking about race in 2024 / No creed but the Bible / 7 blessings older saints offer the church / Is it okay for Christians to grieve? / Kindle and book deals / and more.

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    What Is the Best Thing In Life?

    Any time we consider the spiritual disciplines, or means of grace, it is crucial that we remember not only the great purpose of these habits but also the great blessing they represent. We were made to know God and to be known by God. We were made in the image of God to have a…

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    Weekend A La Carte (March 2)

    A La Carte: The only way out of our desperate hypocrisy / Are Evangelicals too hard on men? / 9 healthy ways to respond to criticism / Is God disappointed with me? / 4 snapshots of dispensationalism today / Logos and Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.