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Weekend A La Carte (October 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include: Christianity and Eastern Religions and Islam and Christianity by Rose Publishing as well as 10 Questions And Answers On Atheism and Agnosticism by Norman Geisler.

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Happy Daddy, Happy Home

“The father is the fountain of the family’s joy. Where Daddy is winsomely happy — and happy enough to make the sacrifices necessary for the good of others — a happy family will follow in his wake.”

Getting Gut-Level Honest with God

Catherine Parks: “I’ve been trying something new lately, and it’s revolutionizing my life. I’m being honest with God.”

Y’all, You’uns, Yinz, Youse

This is an interesting look at regional dialects and English’s attempts to recover some distinction between the second person singular and plural.

More Persuasive Presentations

Here’s a checklist for preparing more persuasive presentations.

The Joy of Being a Christian

Do you know and do you feel the joy of being a Christian?

Curta Calculator

Here’s the long and fascinating story behind the Curta calculator.

This Day in 1949. 67 years ago today, Joni Eareckson Tada was born. Happy birthday, Joni!

Serious Laughter

WORLD features Adam Ford, whom you’ll know as the mind behind Adam4d and the Babylon Bee.

Do Not Add to the Offense of the Gospel

R.C. Sproul offers a good warning. “Even though we are gracious, kind, patient, friendly, and sensitive to people’s dignity, we cannot remove altogether what the New Testament calls the offense of the gospel…”

Flashback: A Great Reward

One of my lifelong struggles has been finding freedom in the most basic part of the Christian life…

Bible Colleges’ Best Kept Secret

My thanks goes to Midwestern College for sponsoring the blog this week with “Bible Colleges’ Best Kept Secret.”

If the Lord wants to surprise his people, he has only at once to give an answer to their prayers.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • A Celebration of Friendship

    A Celebration of Friendship

    I may not be going too far out on a limb when I suggest that you have probably not heard the name Anna Laetitia Barbauld. For various reasons she has been largely forgotten by history, and this despite achieving a significant level of fame in the eighteenth century. Though at one time she was a…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 1)

    A La Carte: The desegregation of Dallas Theological Seminary / 12 things that happened on the cross / How can I be a Christian in my workplace? / Five questions for our skepticism / The sanction of sin / Never let a crisis go to waste: AI, statism, and the threats to free speech /…

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Redeemer University)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Redeemer University. Get $250 off your first course when you enroll in the online Not-For-Profit Management certificate with Redeemer University! Fill out this form to get updates and to be eligible for this special offer via Challies.com Do you work for a church, school, food bank, women’s shelter, mission, ministry…

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    New and Notable Christian Books for May 2024

    While the month of May has already almost fully waned, it has proved to be a good month for Christian book releases. I sorted through the stacks that landed on my desk and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you a sense of…

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    A La Carte (May 31)

    A La Carte: How the legal system enabled—and will curtail—the transgender movement / We are all late bloomers / God’s glorious plan to use us all / Be quick to listen, slow to “therapy speak” / The reconsecration of man / Ask Pastor John / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 30)

    A La Carte: Seeking wisdom without training wheels / Zealous polemicists / The actual divisive ones / What is Christian Nationalism? / Are the stories of Jesus borrowed from pagan myths? / As for those rich in books in the present age / and more.