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A La Carte (September 11)


Westminster Books has a wide-ranging back to school sale going on right now. Lots of deals!

Yet again today there’s a pretty good little list of Kindle deals to look through.

What Are We Arguing About?

Kevin DeYoung suggests that we need to do a better job of defining where our differences lies. He explains that, then provides a bunch of examples.

Helping Your Church Survive Election Season

In a somewhat similar vein, here’s some help on helping your church survive the upcoming election season. “As we hurtle towards months of increasing partisan debate, rage fomenting social media posts, and increasingly combative campaign narratives, Scripture directs us to three critical shelters to shield our hearts from turbulence so that we can be a people who are still on mission in the middle of the storm.”

What if Henry VIII’s son by Katherine of Aragon survived?

To be clear, this is “Alt History,” which is to say, it’s history as it might have been under an alternate scenario. In this case, what might have happened had Prince Henry, the firstborn son of King Henry VIII and Queen Katherine of Aragon, not died as an infant? I’d love to see some church historians take on some alternative scenarios like this!

Died: Stuart King, a Pilot Who Survived D-Day to Help Found Mission Aviation Fellowship

What a contribution this man made! “Stuart King, cofounder of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), has passed away at the age of 98. A Royal Air Force engineer who fought for Britain in World War II, King devoted his life after the war to taking light aircraft to the remotest parts of Africa.”

When Peace Is Like A River

Here’s an article about peace even amidst difficult circumstances.

Amazon’s Murky World Of One-star Reviews

Take this article as a reminder that you can’t necessarily trust Amazon reviews, and perhaps especially the 1-star reviews.

Why Thomas Jefferson Created His Own Bible

This is a really interesting look at Thomas Jefferson’s infamous “cut and paste” Bible.

Flashback: The Glory of Children Is Their Fathers

Live a life that reflects the Bible and is worthy of imitation. In that way you’ll be the glory of your children, they’ll be able to speak your name with joy and pride and gratitude. Ultimately, they’ll praise God for your godly life and legacy.

Christ will slight them at the day of judgment, who have slighted him in the day of grace.

—Thomas Watson

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    Weekend A La Carte (May 25)

    A La Carte: Don’t regret your past—redeem it / Parents, are you raising angry partisans? / You’re gonna lose everything / My husband and I keep fighting over the same thing / What are the “all things” I can do in Christ? / How are we handling generational differences? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

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    A La Carte (May 24)

    A La Carte: To sit in the threat of loss / The world cannot be gender blind / The missing years / Too much times / Finding freedom in God’s providence / The weighted vest of pastoral ministry / A micro course for pastors / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 23)

    A La Carte: How a wife entrusts her husband to God / Everyone has their own facts now / A better way to look at missions / The secret of contentment / Hospitality—a command for our joy / Are you barely hanging on? / and more.

  • Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Surely few things in this world are more mysterious than sex. Surely few things give such clear evidence that there must be more to them than the sum of their parts. On the one level, sex is a simple biological function that exists to populate the earth with human beings. On the other level, it…