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A La Carte (October 31)

There is a massive list of Kindle deals for today. Crossway has commentaries on sale, Zondervan has a long list of Reformation Days deals on some excellent theological works, Matthias Media has a list, and so on. You’ll want to check it out.

Not Bigots in Airbnb

Rod Dreher comments on Airbnb’s Community Commitment which is meant to fight bias and discrimination.

Looking Forward to a Heaven We Can Imagine

Randy Alcorn: “What difference is Heaven supposed to make in our lives now? Why do you think many Christians don’t look forward to Heaven anymore? What are some of the biggest misconceptions about Heaven?”

Thankful for a Successful Tone Workshop!

A really enjoyed reading this update from missionaries in Cameroon.

Grieve to the Glory of God

Kelly Needham: “The crib in our room mocks me. Since we put it together several months ago we have only faced delays in our efforts to bring home an adopted son.”

Unashamed to Sing

“Sunday morning is a tiny foretaste of the exhilaration we will feel singing together around the throne.”

This Day in 1517. 499 years ago today Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the castle church in Witteberg, marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Happy Reformation Day!

What Is Reformation Day?

Stephen Nichols explains.

The Bizarre Role Reversal of Apple and Microsoft

Steven Levy comments on last week’s big new product reveals by Microsoft and Apple and shows that there’s been something of a role reversal.

Flashback: Be a Zealous Christian!

Zeal must come with the wisdom from above which is pure, humble, and compassionate, or it will end in bitterness, disorder, and sin (James 3:13–18). Zeal is only as good as the doctrine and godliness which inspires it.

Soft heart, thick skin. Don’t have it in reverse.

—Bryan Loritts

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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.

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    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.