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Weekend A La Carte (December 21)

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Aren’t There Enough Christian Books Already? – We’ve probably all asked the question at one time or another. Barnabas Piper answers well. “So, are there enough Christian books out there? Yes – of the boring, repetitive, prescriptive variety. Yes – of the all flash, no substance type. Yes – of the boring type. But that’s always the case.”

Tweeting Myself to Death – There is lots to reflect on in this article about the rise and fall of @prodigalsam.

500 Book Mega Pack – Logos asked me to let you know about their 500 book mega pack that is on sale until December 31.

Must Christians Believe in the Virgin Birth? – “With December 25 fast approaching, the secular media are sure to turn their interest once again to the virgin birth. Every Christmas, weekly news magazines and various editorialists engage in a collective gasp that so many Americans could believe such an unscientific, supernatural doctrine.” Indeed.

The Soil of the Prosperity Gospel – The heart of this article from 9Marks is the answer to this question: “How did we get to a place where such a clearly debased form of Christianity holds sway with so many people?”

9 Reasons to Pray – Jason Helopolous gives us 9 good reasons to pray.

Ryle

We never need be ashamed of our poverty unless our own sins have brought it upon us.

—J.C. Ryle

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    We Who Are So Ordinary

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    What Is the Best Thing In Life?

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