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A La Carte (September 30)


Today’s Kindle deals include quite a few books that are worth a look.

Your Church Needs You to Sing

So much changes in our worship services if we take this seriously: when we sing together as a church, we sing for the benefit of one another.

Christians Don’t Need to Submit to Every Scientific Finding

This article points out a key difference between two types of scientific finding. “One of the things I think to keep in mind is that there’s a difference between experimental science and what you might call historical science—or science that’s trying to reconstruct the far past.”

Modern Research about Happiness Repeatedly Parallels Biblical Principles

I guess this should be no great surprise. “With their talk of being thankful, serving others, and giving generously of time and money—accompanied by the assurance that money, sex, and power won’t buy happiness— progressive secular psychologists sound remarkably like old-fashioned preachers!”


This is a fascinating and effective series of photos meant to show how mobile phones dominate our lives.

Armed Security at Churches Is Becoming a New Norm…

How sad that armed security at church is becoming a new normal (across America, at least).

If Christians Care About Foster Care They Should Fight for Religious Freedom

Joe Carter says, “The tale of two Christian foster care agencies reveals the importance of fighting for religious liberty.”

Personal Thoughts on a Pastor’s Study

“It should come without saying — though maybe we should say it more often — a pastor is always a student.” Kyle Borg explains how this works out in his life.

Flashback: Maybe You Need To Declare a Name Amnesty Sunday

It’s probably a silly idea. It’s probably the kind of thing we came up with late on a Friday afternoon and laughed about before realizing, “Actually, maybe there’s something to this.”

If we disregard the voice of conscience, allowing sin to remain unconfessed and unforsaken, our faith will not long survive.

—John Stott

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (May 22)

    A La Carte: What should we think about paedocommunion? / Ten questions for readers of erotica / You are an influencer / Do you believe your pasture’s green? / Adam poisoned me / Kindle and Logos deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 21)

    A La Carte: A theology of immigration / Christian catholicity in an online age / Violent pornography’s assault on the marriage bed / Heresy that warrants no apology / Franchising church / With each passing moment / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Why Do I Feel Such Profound Loneliness?

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and is written by Steve DeWitt. The story of human loneliness has its roots in the character of God and God’s purpose in creating us.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created…

  • Stop Swiping Start Serving

    Stop Swiping, Start Serving

    I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that in the past few weeks, you have probably not gotten rip-roaring drunk nor participated in a debauched drinking party. You have probably not given yourself over to rampant sexual immorality or a life obsessed with sensuality. At least, I hope not

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    A La Carte (May 20)

    A La Carte: What media got wrong about supposed Christian self-immolation / We are walking on holy ground / “His Glory and My Good” / How pop Nietzscheanism masquerades as Christianity / Why a full calendar doesn’t necessarily produce mature church members / Thinking biblically about social justice / John Piper Kindle deals / and…