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A La Carte (October 3)

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The Green Grass Session – Here’s a new (and unexpected) EP from the Getty’s!

First Sight – It’s not hard to find a great spiritual metaphor in this short documentary about two sisters who receive their sight.

When Your Child’s Personality Annoys You – “God gifts our children with unique personalities. Sometimes we love the way emerging personality traits shape our child’s behavior, but other times they can drive us crazy.” Yup.

The Cult of Neil deGrasse Tyson – I don’t often link to Politico, but I enjoyed this one.

Expositor MagazineExpositor is a new magazine from OnePassion Ministries (a.k.a. Steven Lawson). Here’s hoping it soon makes an appearance in the app store.

A Story of Grace – I enjoyed this video which testifies to God’s grace. And this trailer for the next Pixar movie.

Gird Up Your Loins – You’ve heard the expression “gird up your loins” in the Bible; here’s an illustrated look at what it actually means. You know, just in case we ever go back to wearing tunics.


Our chief reward is Jesus himself, and Jesus’ chief reward is believers themselves.

—Mark Tubbs

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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.