Most weeks I publish A La Carte articles from Monday to Saturday. But some weeks I find so much good material that I create an extra edition, and that’s exactly the case today. So here is one of those rare Sunday editions of A La Carte. I hope you enjoy it!
Andrew Peterson’s On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is on sale today for Kindle.
You may have heard that Ryan T. Anderson’s book on transgenderism mysteriously disappeared from Amazon. He explains the situation in this article. (For what it’s worth, I predicted this would happen a couple of years ago. See The Power Over Christian Publishing We’ve Given To Amazon where I said “It seems clear to me we’ve put ourselves in a perilous position at the very point where we most need the Bible-based guidance of good books. At exactly the point the culture is on the attack, is the very place we’ve possibly weakened our ability to understand and respond.”)
Joe Carter looks at the results of a new study that is at once alarming and unsurprising. The key finding is that “one in six adults between the ages of 18 and 23 now identify as LGBTQ.”
Though it is terrible to contemplate a world without forgiveness, perhaps it’s worthwhile nonetheless.
Why do some products cost so much more than they could ever possibly be worth? This video explains how it’s a combination of expensive materials, delicate craftsmanship, and an economic principle that turns the usual equation of supply and demand on its head.
It often seems like the people who most need to read articles like this are the least likely to actually do so. Still, we can hope. “For some reason, Calvinists are always on the prowl. They are incessantly angry about something. Of course, not all Calvinists are like this, but many of them are. They are not characterized by their ability to give others the benefit of the doubt but instead by their ability to point out the worst in others. And I say this as one who affirms the acrostic TULIP.”
“As we struggle daily with sin, our assurance of salvation can waver, and we might even question if we truly belong to the Lord. From an online youth conference hosted by Reformation Bible College, Stephen Nichols reminds us where to find true assurance in the fight for faith.”