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Weekend A La Carte (December 2)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few deals, but on some excellent books.

Check out Westminster Books for great deals on ESV Bibles.

Are Catholics Christians? (Video)

Dr. Gregory A. Wills answers the question: Are Catholics Christians?

What Happens If Catholics Think the Pope Is a Heretic?

Speaking of Catholicism: “The Church of Rome is not a monolith, and even Popes polarize the assessments of the Catholic people. But what happens when negative voices become more frequent, more outspoken, more radical in their criticism, as seems to be the case in recent months?”

Old Foghorn Being Revved Up (Video)

Foghorns are apparently surprisingly complicated machines.

Canada’s First Christian Law School Pleads Case to Supreme Court

This is a very important case here in Canada. “Trinity Western University’s plans to launch a law program—a first for a Christian institution in Canada—were stalled for four years, as the school faced legal challenges over its campus covenant, which bars sexual activity outside of traditional marriage. Law societies in three Canadian provinces argued that the school policy discriminated against LGBT students, and refused to accredit future Trinity Western graduates as a result.”

How Congregational Singing is an Act of Witness (Video)

Keith Getty speaks about congregational singing.

7 Hard Truths about Retirement

This is a wise article written from a distinctly Christian perspective.

Companies Should Ignore Angry Online Mobs More

Though this article is written for companies, there are lessons for church and individuals as well. “What risk-averse executives and social-media managers often fail to realize is that the subset of people who use social media do not represent the broader world, and further, that the subset of people who get extremely mad on social media don’t even represent the subset of people who use social media.”

Flashback: The Counter-Cultural Vocation of Homemaking

We received an email from one of Nick’s teachers, sent to all the parents: “I would like to invite parents to come to our class to speak about the career they chose. I want to expose the student to a variety of careers and experiences. Would you like to come and speak to us?” My very first thought was for Aileen: “I think you should go as a stay-at-home mom.”

What’s Wrong with Theistic Evolution?

I’m grateful to Crossway for sponsoring the blog this week.

Don’t push yourself into the future and forfeit the day’s joy over an anticipated tomorrow that may never happen.

—John MacArthur

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    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

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    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    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.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    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…