Weekend A La Carte (April 29)

I’d like to express my gratitude to Radius International for sponsoring the blog this week to tell you about their upcoming conference which you can attend in-person or via livestream. I’m grateful for each and every sponsor!

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Westminster Books is offering 50% off new editions of a couple of classic books.

Today’s Kindle deals include a few noteworthy titles.

(Yesterday on the blog: 10 New and Notable Christian Books for April 2023)

A New Christian Authoritarianism?

There is a new issue of the 9Marks Journal available and it deals with nationalism and theonomy. It features quite an extensive list of writers.

Should Men Still Pray with Lifted Hands?

“In 1 Timothy 2:8, we read that Paul exhorted men to pray in church while ‘lifting holy hands.’ What’s the connection between lifted hands and holiness? And what about lifted hands and prayer? Is this practice culturally dated, or is it a relevant one we should adopt today in our corporate church gatherings?” John Piper answers.

Dennis Prager’s Troubling Defense of Pornography

Carl Trueman writes about Dennis Prager’s surprising defense of pornography. “Many aspects of Prager’s comment are disturbing, not least his failure to address the dark nature of the pornography industry itself. But it is also instructive, because it exposes the superficiality of some of what passes for conservative thought today.”

Thankful God Is Not a Stranger

“‘I was so thankful, when this happened, that God was not a stranger to me.’ I don’t remember when or where or from whom I heard this. I don’t recall the context or what the ‘this’ was that happened. But this statement has stayed with me for decades.”


Susan Lafferty writes poetically about God’s sure promises.

The Light and You

“Can you imagine a world without light? A world where you can’t see your hand in front of your face?”

Flashback: Protect Your Church in One Simple Step

Preach. It’s as simple as that one step, that one commitment. The church that remains faithful to God is the church that remains faithful to the Word of God.