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A La Carte (September 11)

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(Yesterday at the blog I considered How To Grieve Like a Christian.)

Rejoice in the Wife of Your Youth

Ray Ortlund has a wonderful letter to a would-be adulterer. But what he says is equally valuable to those who are not tempted to wander.

Escaping from the Love of Money

Simple: “Although there’s nothing inherently wrong with money, there’s something desperately wrong with devotion to money.”

The Decade That Built the Next iPhone (Video)

This video explains just a little what an incredible impact the iPhone has had on us as individuals and on all of society.

Pastor, Strive to Learn Their Names

“People say I’m naturally gifted at learning names. To some extent that might be true. The full truth, however, is I cheat. But before I tell you how I cheat, let me stress why—as a pastor—I labor to learn the names of those who attend our church.”

Taking Sin Seriously

Aaron Armstrong says the gospel is more beautiful when we take sin seriously.

How Should a Worship Service Be Ordered? (Video)

Matt Merker of Capitol Hill Baptists explains briefly that in their services they “Preach the Bible, read the Bible, pray the Bible, sing the Bible, and see the Bible.”

Flashback: Greetings From Heaven: A Modern History of Heaven Tourism

The heaven tourism genre has proven remarkably lucrative to authors and their publishers, tallying well over 20,000,000 books sold over the past decade. When 90 Minutes in Heaven was released in 2015 I teamed up with Josh Byers to prepare an infographic titled “Greetings From Heaven: A Modern History of Heaven Tourism.”

It is not enough to have a song on your lips. You must also have a song in your heart.

—Fanny Crosby

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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.

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    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.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…