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A La Carte (September 26)

Today’s Kindle deals include a neat variety of books that might interest you.

Fathers, Avoid Exasperating Your Children

This is a topic I’ve thought about and written about, but one I’m glad to consider even more.

Is Belief in the Bible Circular Reasoning

“The Bible is true! Why do you believe that? Because the Bible tells me so!” Is this circular reasoning for the simple-minded? Or something more than that?

A Proper Study of History Should Increase Your Balance

Yes, it should! Which is yet another reason we must study and know church history.

Benny Hinn Is My Uncle, but Prosperity Preaching Isn’t for Me

“Almost 15 years ago, on a shoreline outside of Athens, Greece, I stood confident in my relationship with the Lord and my ministry trajectory. I was traveling the world on a private Gulfstream jet doing ‘gospel’ ministry and enjoying every luxury money could buy. After a comfortable flight and my favorite meal (lasagna) made by our personal chef, we prepared for a ministry trip by resting at The Grand Resort: Lagonissi.”

The Dying Art of Disagreement

Do you remember when we could disagree without calling each other “hater?”

10 Things You Should Know about Christian Meditation

Sam Storms runs through the basics (and then some) of Christian meditation.

Here We Stand

From Desiring God: “To mark the 500th anniversary, we invite you to join us on a 31-day journey of short biographies of the many heroes of the Reformation, just 5–7 minutes each day for the month of October.”

Flashback: Christian Men and Their Video Games

Gaming exists in this world and is enjoyed by imperfect people. But it’s not beyond redemption, not beyond what we can enjoy. Here I offer a few simple points about gaming and gamers.

Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works.

—Martin Luther

  • Maybe We Make Meditation Too Difficult

    Maybe We Make Meditation Too Difficult

    Of all the Christian disciplines, it is my guess that meditation may be the least practiced—though I suppose fasting might have something to say about that. Most people diligently make time to read the Bible and pray. And yet, while most people have good intentions when it comes to meditation, it so often seems to…

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    A La Carte (July 24)

    A La Carte: A mother to me, too / Never look your age? / Nine reminders for the struggle with body image / A ruler who trusts in Yahweh / No, I will not stop calling the church a family / Criminalizing sexual ethics / Bible journal sale / Kindle deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

  • Evangelize 2024: Growing a Church That Proclaims The Gospel

    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.