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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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    Maybe We Make Meditation Too Difficult

    Of all the Christian disciplines, it is my guess that meditation may be the least practiced—though I suppose fasting might have something to say about that. Most people diligently make time to read the Bible and pray. And yet, while most people have good intentions when it comes to meditation, it so often seems to…

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    A La Carte (July 24)

    A La Carte: A mother to me, too / Never look your age? / Nine reminders for the struggle with body image / A ruler who trusts in Yahweh / No, I will not stop calling the church a family / Criminalizing sexual ethics / Bible journal sale / Kindle deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

  • Evangelize 2024: Growing a Church That Proclaims The Gospel

    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.