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Weekend A La Carte (November 26)


There are only a couple of new Kindle deals today, but if you didn’t drop by yesterday, be sure to check out the complete list. Stay tuned on Monday (“Cyber Monday”) as there are bound to be lots more then. Also most of the Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 Deals for Christians remain active today.

The Worldview of Moana

Dan DeWitt discusses Disney’s new film Moana and its worldview.

How Trump Won the Troops

I share this one because I think almost all of us are enjoying J.D. Vance’s unique voice as he interprets current events.

9 Things To Know About Fidel Castro

Upon the death of Fidel Castro, Joe Carter lists 9 things you ought to know about him.

Are We Overdoing the Anti-Prosperity Gospel Theme?

John Piper speaks (again) to the prosperity gospel. He offers a quick three-fold critique.

Do You Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?

R.C. Sproul: “In the final analysis, we want the approval of God—but the applause of men can be deafening, and it can cause us to turn our attention toward achieving everything else apart from what Christ set as the priority for His people: to be righteous.”

Black Friday in Canada

I thoroughly enjoyed this video of Black Friday at a Canadian Best Buy. It’s pretty much the most Canadian thing you’ll see.

This Day in 1759. 257 years ago today Anglican priest James Ramsay went onboard ‘Swift,’ a slave ship, and saw appalling sights that would later turn him into an abolitionist. *

Dying to Self in the Age of Self-love

Wendy Alsup writes vulnerably about some of the challenges of life. “I am going to be raw and honest in this post. And I hope I’ll be a little bit encouraging too. I am emerging from a brutally hard season in life…”

Husband, Learn Your Wife

Geoffrey Kirkland answers this question: What does it look like for husbands to learn their wives?

Flashback: Purchasing Joy

Recently I’ve been convicted of my own propensity to try to spend my way into happiness or fulfillment. I’m no shopaholic and more often than not I do not buy the things I find myself drawn to. So it’s not the act of buying that disturbs me as much as the pull I feel.

Engaging Children with Reformed Doctrine … In Indonesia!

I’m grateful to Reformation Heritage Books for sponsoring the blog this week! Sponsors play a key role in keeping this site going, so I’m thankful for each one.


I’m not suffering from anything that a good resurrection can’t fix.

—D.A. Carson

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    A La Carte: Toward a Protestant pronatalism / The rise of hyperpleasures / Why only pastors can baptize / Fighting the “respectable” sins of gossip and slander / Can we forgive when the offender doesn’t repent? / 10 questions a Christian man should ask himself before making a marriage proposal / D-day / Kindle deals…

  • The Least of My Childrens Accomplishments

    The Least of My Children’s Accomplishments

    I know what it is to be a father and to take pride in the achievements of my children. I had not been a father for long when I learned that the least of my children’s accomplishments by far outshines the greatest of my own. Their smallest victory generates more delight than my largest and…

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    A La Carte (June 5)

    A La Carte: 3 waves that have shaped evangelical churches (and a 4th on the way) / When is a couple considered married? / A Christian’s practical guide to reproductive technology / Don’t be half a Berean / Wisdom is work / This body is only the seed / Book and Kindle deals / and…

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    A La Carte (June 4)

    A La Carte: The blame game / Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be / A kind invitation and lifelong friendship / Steered into error by those closest to you / Satan as “prince of the air” / Under the eaves / General market books / and more.

  • Bring Your Skills to the Missions World

    This week the blog is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, and is called to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. Pete and Debbie Lee were living the American dream. The parents of two children, the Lees lived in Greensboro, North Carolina, and were…

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    How Can You Mumble?

    Some of my most meaningful moments of public worship have been in settings where I did not speak the language. I have stood with a congregation in rural Zambia as they’ve clapped and moved and praised the Lord in Bemba, a language that is utterly unknown to me. I’ve sat with a congregation in the…