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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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    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.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

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    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

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    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.