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A La Carte (October 24)

Today’s Kindle deals include a selection from Crossway related to the Reformation: The Reformation by Stephen Nichols; Experiencing the Truth by Anthony Carter; Luther on the Christian Life by Carl Trueman; Calvin on the Christian Life by Michael Horton. Then you’ll also find several from Matthias Media and a bunch of others (True Sexual Morality by Daniel Heimbach, and They Say We Are Infidels by Mindy Belz, etc). Check them out here.

Also, Ligonier Ministries has daily Reformation Week offers this week that will get you some pretty good deals.

10 Resolutions for Mental Health

John Piper offers ten resolutions for mental health.

6 Factors in Overcoming Roe v. Wade

WORLD: “The U.S. Constitution establishes that the Supreme Court is made up of justices who are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, who are elected. Changing Roe v. Wade or other destructive Supreme Court decisions, therefore, rests unavoidably on political victories that can change the justices.”

The Masculine Case

Barton Swaim says, “A writer’s choice of pronouns tells us a lot about him.” Or about her. Or about them. And so on. This is an article about writing with clarity.

The Weird Economics Of Ikea

Ikea fascinates me. This article tells about some of its weird economics, like prices that go up then down. Mostly down. “Ikea is a behemoth. The home furnishing company uses 1 percent of the planet’s lumber, it says, and the 530 million cubic feet of wood used to make Ikea furniture each year pulls with its own kind of twisted gravity.”

This Day in 1648. 368 years ago today the Peace of Westphalia ended central Europe’s Thirty Year’s War providing equal political rights to Catholics and Protestants. *

20 Years With Jesus

Erik Raymond reflects on 20 years with Jesus.

Is Your Gospel an Urban Legend?

Jared Wilson wants you to consider the possibility. “If you talk a big game about ‘the gospel,’ but don’t live like it’s true, the people you do life with will begin to suspect you don’t actually believe it. Worse yet, they may begin to disbelieve it themselves.”

Valley of the Last Dinosaurs

Tyler Lyson has been hunting dinosaurs in the Badlands of North Dakota his whole life. This video displays some of his passion.

Three Things You Will Learn from Our New Book about Marijuana

The latest book from Cruciform Press, Can I Smoke Pot?, demonstrates how we can draw clear answers from Scripture about an important moral question, even where the Bible seems to be silent.

Flashback: 18 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

When that wave rises up, when I feel like I could drown beneath all that regret, I sometimes consider those things I will never regret.

Your money flows most effortlessly toward your heart’s greatest love.

—Tim Keller

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…