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Weekend A La Carte (October 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few books I’ve rarely seen on sale.

The Baffling Call of God

“August 5, 2014 was the darkest Tuesday of my life. My mother, critically ill with the Ebola virus, was returning from Liberia to the United States for treatment that we hoped would save her life.”

We Are Equally Sinful. We Are Not All Equally Broken or Toxic.

“Let me begin with the first sentence of the title: ‘We are all equally sinful.’ Whatever distinctions we make later in this post in no way imply that anyone needs Jesus-on-steroids or a double dose of atonement.”

The Road to Hollywood

“The ‘open secret of Hollywood’ is the talk of the town where I live. In the aftermath of a Hollywood empire beginning to crumble under weight of sexual scandal, it seems that everyone has always known that this is how Hollywood is run. It’s our open secret.”

What Does Facebook Consider Hate Speech? Take Our Quiz

“Here are a selection of statements based on examples from a Facebook training document and real-world comments found on social media. Most readers will find them offensive. But can you tell which ones would run afoul of Facebook’s rules on hate speech?”

Responding to the Transgender Revolution

You may not make it all the way through this article, but it is one to at least bookmark.

A Brief History of Roman Catholic Mariology (Video)

Nathan Busenitz explains the history of Roman Catholic mariology.

Flashback: The Most Happily Multi-Ethnic Church I Know

I wish you could see it, and see what God has done. I wish you could see the nations gathering here. Grace Fellowship has become a church that displays all the diversity of Toronto.

How to Burn Out During the Holidays: A Guide for Pastors and Church Leaders

My thanks goes to Logos for sponsoring the blog this week…

We’re not saying Jesus is one good way among others. We’re not even saying he’s the best way among others. We’re saying he’s the only way.

—Ray Ortlund

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    A La Carte (May 14)

    A La Carte: When God takes his time / Biblical priorities / God is doing something / Broken pieces / Loosening my grip / Since God’s call is effectual, how can someone be a false convert? / and more.

  • Parents Need to Act Now

    This week the blog is sponsored by Harvest USA. Today, more than ever, parents need to take a proactive approach in preparing their children for a world bombarding them with false messages about sex, gender, and identity. If parents abdicate their God-given responsibility to equip and train their children with a biblical foundation for understanding…

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    A La Carte (May 13)

    A La Carte: Without this, your marriage won’t make it / God moves behind the scenes / Why are there so many denominations? / No suffering is unseen / when self-centeredness sets in / Our skewed view of wealth / Kindle deals / and more.

  • God Sets the Terms and Conditions

    God Sets the Terms and Conditions

    God initiates his grace in our lives by his Holy Spirit and invites us to cooperate with it as we grow in our relationship with him. But what is that grace meant to accomplish in our lives? And how do we sustain a relationship with a Being we cannot see and with whom we cannot…

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    Weekend A La Carte (May 11)

    A La Carte: You are what you pay attention to / 6 reasons why Christians behave badly / The distortion of vulnerability / I ask God to tell him he is loved / Young men must find their voice / Navigating the crises / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (The Good Book Company)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by The Good Book Company. They are giving away a bundle of books for ministry leaders. The Bundle Includes…. Giveaway Rules: You may enter one time. When you enter, you permit The Good Book Company to send you marketing emails which you may unsubscribe from at any time.…