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Weekend A La Carte (November 28)

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Books for Christmas

Is there anything better to get for Christmas than books? Here are gift recommendations from Westminster Books.

When My Industry Died

This author writes about the death of the video store he worked in. It’s interesting to consider what we lose when we go from a store staffed with people and filled with DVDs and migrate to Netflix.

Five Questions about the Pastor’s Piety

The Gospel Reformation Network asked Scott Oliphint to respond to a series of questions on holiness in pastoral ministry and church leadership.

What Is a Budget?

“A budget is more than numbers scribbled on a yellow steno pad in response to a crisis with good intentions that will never be fulfilled.” OK, but what is it, then? Brad Hambrick explains.

Has Marcion Invaded our Churches?

Marcion rejected certain portions of the Old and New Testaments. And maybe we follow his lead in some ways.

Tomorrow in 1960. 55 years ago tomorrow, Ligon Duncan was born. You can wish Lig a happy birthday on Twitter—but remember to wait till tomorrow!

If Famous People Had Kim Jong-un’s Hair

Whether or not it’s true that Kim Jong-un has told people to imitate his hairstyle, it’s fun to see what various people would look like if they did so.

Thanks to Books at a Glance

Thanks to Books at a Glance for sponsoring the blog this week with “A Valuable, Time-Saving Resource for Busy People.”

Repentance requires greater intimacy with God than with our sin.

—Rosaria Butterfield

  • New and Notable Books

    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…

  • A La Carte Thursday 1

    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…