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Weekend A La Carte (March 11)

It has been a rather quiet week for Kindle deals, and today there are just a few more minor ones to consider.

Fred Sanders: The Trinity and The Shack

You may enjoy watching Fred Sanders speak on The Shack and address audience questions.

Farewell, Jesus Junk?

Christianity Today discusses the reality and significance of Family Christian Stores closing their doors.

Is Your Platform Worth Your Life?

It’s worth reading this if you’ve got (or are trying to get) a “platform.” “Christians, how can we be vigilant to guard against selfish ambition in our lives and ministries? How can we be sure that the priority of our platform is to champion the gospel, not ourselves?”

Look on My Works, Ye Mighty…

“Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found an eight-metre (26ft) statue submerged in groundwater in a Cairo slum that they say probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.”

Reflections on the Revolution in Middlebury

Charles Murray reflects on his recent experience at Middlebury College where a violent protest broke out. (Also, Samuel James reflects.)

American Carnage

This is a long, tough article on the plague of opioid addiction in America.

Breaking Down the Father on BBC Being Interrupted by His Children

Here’s a fun breakdown of everyone’s new favorite viral video. I work from home and do a lot of interviews and live in fear of this kind of thing happening! (Also, from working at home I know that while he’s got a shirt and tie on up top, he’s just wearing PJs instead of pants since you can’t see below the waist.)

National Geographic’s Origins: The Journey of Humankind

Answers in Genesis has a summary and evaluation of the first episode in a new series by National Geographic.

Flashback: Parenting Well in a Digital World

Even at the best of times there is nothing simple about raising children. But throw in a million new technologies—new devices and social networks and apps—and things get far more complicated still.

The Importance of Staying Curious in Bible Study

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

No man preaches that sermon well to others, who doth not first preach it to his own heart.

—John Owen

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    Maybe We Make Meditation Too Difficult

    Of all the Christian disciplines, it is my guess that meditation may be the least practiced—though I suppose fasting might have something to say about that. Most people diligently make time to read the Bible and pray. And yet, while most people have good intentions when it comes to meditation, it so often seems to…

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    A La Carte (July 24)

    A La Carte: A mother to me, too / Never look your age? / Nine reminders for the struggle with body image / A ruler who trusts in Yahweh / No, I will not stop calling the church a family / Criminalizing sexual ethics / Bible journal sale / Kindle deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

  • Evangelize 2024: Growing a Church That Proclaims The Gospel

    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.