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A La Carte (September 2)

I’ve dug up just 3 new Kindle deals today: Tulip by Duane Edward Spencer, Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges, and Pleasing God by R.C. Sproul. You can always find new deals at the Kindle Deals for Christians page.

I sorted through the monthly Logos deals and found a few noteworthy ones: The excellent Focus on the Bible Commentaries are $110 off; You can save 28% on the David Platt sermon archive; The Oxford History of the Christian Church series is $140 off; you can save 27% on Theologians on the Christian Life volumes.

Can Capitalist Pigs be Pious Christians?

I quite agree: “The world of business has a bad name because most people—including those running businesses—don’t know why they exist.”

Church Libraries as an Antidote to “The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind”

This is a really neat article and interview about church libraries.

Crab + Anemone

This is so interesting. This crab changes shells…then carefully moves the anemones that have been clinging to it.

The Sin of Talking Too Much

Paul Tautges outlines some of the dangers that can come from talking too much.

When the President Comes to Town

A photojournalist tells what happens when he receives White House press credentials and is invited to cover a presidential visit.

This Day in 1973. 43 years ago today J.R.R. Tolkien, writer of the famed Lord of the Rings Trilogy, died at the age of 82. *

Pastoral Prayer as Worship

I appreciate what Josh here says about the pastoral prayer–a crucial element of a worship service!

Guam Explained

Guam is one of those interesting nations that doesn’t fit any clear category. This short video explains it.

Flashback: God, You’ve Got the Wrong Guy

I’m not able to lead this family, I’m not able to make decisions on behalf of this church, I’m not able to speak truth into this situation, I’m not able to stand up there and speak. I am quite certain that you have found yourself battling similar fears.

Not all “God-sized” visions are from God. Many are from a god-sized ego, and have no claims on God’s provision.

—J.R. Vassar

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  • The Least of My Childrens Accomplishments

    The Least of My Children’s Accomplishments

    I know what it is to be a father and to take pride in the achievements of my children. I had not been a father for long when I learned that the least of my children’s accomplishments by far outshines the greatest of my own. Their smallest victory generates more delight than my largest and…

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    A La Carte (June 5)

    A La Carte: 3 waves that have shaped evangelical churches (and a 4th on the way) / When is a couple considered married? / A Christian’s practical guide to reproductive technology / Don’t be half a Berean / Wisdom is work / This body is only the seed / Book and Kindle deals / and…

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    A La Carte (June 4)

    A La Carte: The blame game / Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be / A kind invitation and lifelong friendship / Steered into error by those closest to you / Satan as “prince of the air” / Under the eaves / General market books / and more.

  • Bring Your Skills to the Missions World

    This week the blog is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, and is called to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. Pete and Debbie Lee were living the American dream. The parents of two children, the Lees lived in Greensboro, North Carolina, and were…

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    How Can You Mumble?

    Some of my most meaningful moments of public worship have been in settings where I did not speak the language. I have stood with a congregation in rural Zambia as they’ve clapped and moved and praised the Lord in Bemba, a language that is utterly unknown to me. I’ve sat with a congregation in the…