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Weekend A La Carte (December 19)

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Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Al Moher: “Hard times come with hard questions, and our cultural context exerts enormous pressure on Christians to affirm common ground at the expense of theological differences. But the cost of getting this question wrong is the loss of the Gospel.”

Must Christians Believe in the Virgin Birth?

Also from Dr. Mohler is an answer to this all-important question.

Teen Mania: Why We’re Shutting Down

Teen Mania is shutting down. Here’s the story.

The Changing Face of Bible Translation

With new technology comes new advances in Bible translation.

Why Every Kid in America Learns to Play the Recorder

And in Canada too. There are some great examples in there of people playing it right.

Tomorrow in 1899. 116 years ago tomorrow, preacher and evangelist D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was born. *

Think on These Things

We’ve released another Visual Theology infographic, this one on a favorite Scripture passage.

Stop Sending Missionaries

Quite right: “To be sure, the workers are few, and the harvest is great. But that does not mean that more workers are necessarily better.”

Mommie Dearest

With the Vatican announcing they are proceeding with making Mother Teresa a saint, it’s good to go back and read what Christopher Hitchens wrote about her.

The Perfect Christmas Gift For Your Pastor

Thanks to Books at a Glance for sponsoring the blog this week!

Lawson

The hard sayings of Jesus are not hard to understand, just hard to swallow.

—Steven Lawson

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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

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    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

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    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.