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Weekend A La Carte (January 21)

It’s another quiet day on the Kindle front, but there are still a few Kindle deals to be had.

A Call to Faithfulness from Os Guinness

This is a great quote from Os Guinness. It’s one to ponder.

The $100 Mall

“Back in 2005, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills opened 1.1 million square feet of retail space, welcoming Western Pennsylvania shoppers to what was then the largest mall in that part of the state.” It just sold for $100.

Manipulative Repentance

“The recognition that there are healthy and unhealthy forms of repentance is both common sense and biblical (2 Corinthians 7:8-13). On this everyone agrees; secular and sacred. The difficulty is in discerning disingenuous repentance.” Brad Hambrick offers help.

What Being an Editor Taught Me About Writing

Anyone who writes will benefit from reading this article. It’s full of excellent tips.


73-17 is an interesting collaboration between Desiring God and Humble Beast Records. It is “a sincere and passionate plea to black and white alike, to men and women alike, to all who would pause to ponder the power of personhood. In particular the film acknowledges the pain and addresses the plight of countless black women who, next to the children, have been the greatest victims of this system. What is a person? A person is you — as human today as you were in the womb.”

This Day in 1525. 492 years ago today Anabaptist movement came into being in Zurich, Switzerland, after Conrad Grebel baptized George Blaurock, a former monk, in secret. *

Is Hand Sanitizer Bad For You (Video)?

Is hand sanitizer actually bad for you? This video explains.

9 Things You Should Know About the Health Effects of Marijuana

Joe Carter does another of his roundups.

6 Generations

Here’s a family in the UK that has six generations surviving all at the same time.

Flashback: When You’re at Your Best, Plan for Your Worst

This principle has been so important to me in life: When you are at your best, plan for when you are at your worst.

Context Changes Everything

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

Pray when you feel like it. Pray when you don’t feel like it. Pray until you feel like it.

—H.B. Charles Jr

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    The Three Greatest Enemies of Marriage

    Marriage brings us many joys. But since it exists in this world and not some other, it also brings its share of sorrows. It is like everything else in that way—there are times we marvel at its beauties and times we lament its difficulties. A divine gift that was meant to be only good is…

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    A La Carte (July 8)

    A La Carte: The crow bait approach to theology / Incredible babies, embryos in limbo, and the idol of choice / Kevin DeYoung on making every issue “your thing” / The abolition of porn / All sunshine makes a desert / Kindle deals / and more.

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    Sunday Devotional: Your Best and Worst Days

    There can be a subtle danger that comes with a long focus on the spiritual disciplines and the building of good habits. If we are not careful, we can begin to take a kind of comfort in our habits that makes us think they are what makes us acceptable to God. Even though we know…

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 6)

    A La Carte: The Kansas City Chief’s kicker and reflections on motherhood / Does the Bible blame women for rape? / Progress in Cameroon / Discipleship is life / The living and abiding Word of God / Stewarding your commute time well / Kindle deals / and more.

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    Molded in the Master’s Hands

    Peter lives in the shadow of Paul. When we think of the early church, when we think of the Apostles, when we think of the doctrine of the New Testament, our minds probably go first to Paul. And perhaps rightly so, since he is responsible for the majority of the didactic parts of the New…

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    A La Carte (July 5)

    A La Carte: Kenya’s eco-tax revolt / Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her own words / Thomas Jefferson, the Baptists, and a giant block of cheese / It truly rots the bones / Should a Christian get cremated? / Is the Bible pro-slavery? / Book sale / and more.