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A La Carte (October 28)

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The Needless Complexity of Academic Writing

Theologians (and pastors) take note.

New Planned Parenthood Video

The eleventh video from the Center for Medical Progress was released yesterday and it just continues the horror.

Six Ways to Cultivate Thankfulness and Joy

Mark Altrogge: “As we make gratitude a habit by practicing it over and over, it becomes part of us. Natural. As natural as complaining. And eventually thankfulness will drive out that demon of grumbling and we’ll experience more and more consistent joy.”

Before Galaxies Stood Forth, He Knew You

“The cosmic love and wisdom of God should be a truth that collides with our heart (for it is personal to us) and explodes in our soul (for it will stir you to worship).”

This Day in 1646. At age 42, colonial missionary John Eliot (“Apostle to the New England Indians”) conducted the first Protestant worship service for the Native Americans. He was the first to preach a sermon to them in their own language. *

Debunking 4 Myths About Religious Freedom

Russell Moore debunks a few common myths.

Why Study Hebrew (or Greek)?

I really appreciate David Murray’s answer here.

Newton

It is no less difficult to have great abilities than great riches without trusting in them.

—John Newton

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    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.

  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.