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Weekend A La Carte (November 25)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few books that may be worth a peek.

Don’t miss the current sale from Westminster Books. And from Logos, don’t miss the one-week sale on the sermons of D.A. Carson.

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Mary Kassian talks about the problem of violence against women. “Contrary to what culture would have us believe, the church — as guardian and proclaimer of the gospel of Jesus Christ — holds the only real remedy for the evil of violence against women. For it is the only thing that can change the inclination of a sinful heart.”

The Gospel Is the Only Stable Source of Identity and Value

Melinda Penner: “Modern identity ends up crushing people because they’re responsible for validating their own value, but we just aren’t up to that task—it’s not how we’re designed. All of us look for validation outside of ourselves. We’re full of conflicting and changeable feelings and beliefs, so it’s never stable. It’s fragile.The Gospel pulls away the pretense of both models to show us it’s impossible to measure up to external standards and subjective standards aren’t enough. Neither gives us the value and significance we’re all looking for.”

2017 Pano Awards

There is some stunning photography on display here.

Scam Artists and Sex Education

Carl Trueman points out and proves that “one of the oddest aspects of the sexual revolution is its tendency to present the problem as the solution.” And yes, they are doing it again.

A Revival Of The Public Reading of Scripture

Steve Burchett writes, “Throughout the Bible, God expected His people to hear His word read publically, and we have a few instances of that happening. Here are most of the references to relevant passages and verses I have discovered, with some brief comments. I hope you’ll read each passage or verse…”

Doctor’s Orders: Lloyd-Jones on Obsession with Polemics

Don’t miss this excellent, extended quote from Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the danger of being obsessed with polemics.

Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King

I’m no prepper, but did find this an interesting article. “On Monday, Sept. 25, five days after Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, Aaron Jackson got a LinkedIn notification on his phone from Michael Lee, supply chain and inventory manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Contact me right away,” it read, followed by a number. Jackson was at Blue Lemon, a fast-casual restaurant in Sandy, Utah, outside Salt Lake City, eating dinner with his family. He stepped outside and dialed.”

Flashback: 10 Books Every Christian Teenager Should Read

Here is a list of ten great books every Christian teen ought to read—or at least consider reading.

If you have a problem finding something to preach, I guarantee that you are not preaching the gospel.

—Albert Mohler

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    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

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    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…