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A La Carte (September 25)


If you’re looking for something new to read, be sure to take a look at this week’s deals from Westminster Books.

Reading the Bible and Praying More Won’t Break Your Porn Addiction

This is a too-common experience: “Back when I was a college student, I had a lot of Christian friends who struggled with porn addiction. The key word here is ‘struggle’. In one group of men, there were a few running jokes about it. Instead of asking, ‘Did you look at porn this week?’ it was, So uh, how many times did you look at porn this week or today?’”

Accent Expert Breaks Down 4 Amazing Things About Languages (Video)

I found this fascinating.

My friends at Compass Classroom started a monthly digital membership that includes all their high-quality video resources developed from a Christian worldview. I’ve known them since they first produced Modern Parables over a decade ago, and watched as they created new video curriculum for homeschoolers including Latin, Economics, History, Biology, and much more. Most recently, they produced the Is Genesis History? documentary and related materials that includes over 100 videos. You can get access to everything they’ve ever produced for one month free.

Your Navigation App Is Making Traffic Unmanageable

Every technology comes with benefits and drawbacks. When it comes to navigation apps, we are beginning to understand some of the significant weaknesses.

From Innocents to Anxious Activists, What Are We Doing to Our Kids?

Terence Corcoran covers one of the concerns I’ve got when it comes to young people today. “What are we doing to children? Kids of all ages are growing up as anxious political activists, appearing in the media as representatives of causes and ideologies, participating in strikes, walkouts, speaking engagements, lectures and ideological battles over issues they cannot possibly understand.”

The Peggy Show

Sports Illustrated has the long, sad, and winding story of a scam artist who targeted famous (and rich) athletes.

The Girl On The Roof

I enjoyed this just for the joy of reading it.

Are Miracles Improbable?

Michael Kruger answers the question.

Flashback: Entertainment Choices and Compromise

At a recent Ask Me Anything event in India, I was asked if I felt Christians often disconnected their entertainment choices from their faith, especially in the area of watching Hollywood and Bollywood films. Here is my response.

The glory of the gospel—not the neediness of mankind—is the self-sustaining fuel for global missions.

—Andy Johnson

  • 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?…