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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

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    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 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.