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Weekend A La Carte (January 16)

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Is It Bad to Skip Breakfast?

Apparently it’s not quite as bad as you’ve heard. But I’m still going to start every day with my toast and eggs.

A Modest Proposal for the “Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God” Debate

Justin Taylor brings some much-needed reason to the debate.

A New Podcast

Podcast fans may want to check out this new one from Russell Moore.

Locker Room Extinction

WORLD: “At the end of 2015, two human rights commissions over 2,800 miles apart enacted new rules that could be precedent-setting for the gender battle across the nation, including giving people the right to use whichever locker rooms and bathrooms they choose.”

How the Phonograph Changed Music Forever

It’s always interesting to compare the present to the past: “Much like streaming music services today are reshaping our relationship with music, Edison’s invention redefined the entire industry…”

Notable Authors. If you’ve never checked out any books by author James White, I highly recommend you do so. I especially recommend The Forgotten Trinity and Scripture Alone.

Why 734 Pastors Quit

“No sabbatical. No help with counseling. No clear picture of what’s expected. Hundreds of former evangelical pastors say these were the crucial elements missing from the final churches they led before quitting the pastorate.”

What Is Truth?

Thanks to The Master’s College for sponsoring the blog this week with “What Is Truth?

Carson

Either worrying drives out prayer, or prayer drives out worrying.

—D.A. Carson

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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    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.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    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…