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A La Carte (October 30)

Today’s Kindle deals include lots of books for pastors and everybody else.

Reformation 500 Giveaway and Live Event

An invitation from Ligonier: “You’re invited to join us for a live online event with Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, R.C. Sproul, and Derek Thomas as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his Ninety-Five Theses to the Castle Church.”

God’s Alarm

“Is there such a thing as God’s alarm? Yes. It does not just waken us from sleep, but in a sense it wakens us from the dead! God’s alarm sometimes works dramatically quickly. This may happen under the preaching of the gospel, or a simple few words from a faithful witness, or from reading the bible, or one of many other means that God uses as His alarm. The person is dramatically awakened from his or her spiritual death.’

I Am a Beggar Who Boasts

Amy Medina writes, “I will boast in my weakness! Shouldn’t that be the mark of me as a Christian? Aren’t I one who already realized, long ago, that I can’t ever be good enough, that I can’t ever be enough of anything on my own? Wasn’t it Jesus himself who said, “Apart from me you can do nothing? So why then am I so afraid of failure, of weakness, of humiliation? No indeed, Amy! It should be my boast!”

Albert Mohler – Ask Anything (Video)

In this broadcast, Albert Mohler answers viewers’ questions on a wide range of topics including theology, ministry, and culture.

No Book is More Astonishing

There are many books on my shelf, and far too many have been neglected. But there is one book, out of all of them, that I fear neglecting: My Bible.

How Your Muscular System Works

How amazing is God’s creation. “Each time you take a step, 200 muscles work in unison to lift your foot, propel it forward, and set it down. It’s just one of the many thousands of tasks performed by the muscular system: this network of over 650 muscles covers the body and is the reason we can blink, smile, run, jump, and stand upright. So how does it work? Emma Bryce takes you into the body to find out.”

3 Things Every Christian Should Know About the Reformation

“For some, the Protestant Reformation conjures up images of dusty old tomes and yawn-a-minute lectures from even dustier old men. We Christians talk about the past an awful lot, and this year many of us have been going on about Martin Luther, John Calvin, and the others even more than usual. Why so much fuss about all these dead guys? Aren’t we in danger of becoming outdated and irrelevant?”

Try Logos 7 Platinum Free, Nov. 1–14

Here is a chance to try out Logos 7 Platinum for free during the 14 day trial event.

Flashback: Custom-Crafted Kids

Just imagine if you could order children the way you order pizza. Imagine if God knew you were trying to have a child and approached you to ask what you’d like. “Just run through this checklist and put together your order.”

Christianity if false is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

—C.S. Lewis

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • 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?…