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Weekend A La Carte (October 17)

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For the second day in a row, I was unable to dig up any noteworthy Kindle deals. I am sure there will be some new ones to share early next week. Until then, enjoy some other reading (or browse the A La Carte archives to see what you missed earlier in the week):

International Space Station

This video shows what went into building the International Space Station. It really is a marvel.

3 Diagnostic Questions to Detect Sports Idolatry

Here’s a timely article, since it comes at the time of the year when just about all the major sports are in action all at once.

12 Pillars of Faith for Parents of Children with Disabilities

“Believers need a theology of disability that both glorifies the Creator and honors the incredible value of every human life. As a father who lives in the world of special needs, there are 12 biblical truths that have become important for me to continually meditate upon. These form theological pillars that uphold our faith.”

If Moms Talked to Each Other The Way They Talk to Their Kids

You might enjoy this amusing look at what would happen if moms spoke to each other the way they speak to their kids.

A Reflection on Rick Riordan

Just the other day, one of my children asked if they could read Rick Riordan. Once again I find myself thankful for Redeemed Reader which has grown into an excellent resource for parents.

Tomorrow in 1662. Matthew Henry, whose whole-Bible commentary is still widely read, was born 353 years ago tomorrow. *

Why I Believe the Bible

Erik Raymond has 5 quick and simple explanations for why he believes the Bible.

17 Kinds of Fonts

Here’s a quick and helpful overview of the different kinds of fonts you encounter just about every day. Have I ever mentioned how much I love fonts and typography?

How Bad Will It Get for American Express?

I found this quite an interesting look at the woes of American Express, especially after the surprising loss of their exclusive deal with Costco.

Christians and the New Sexual Orthodoxy

I give my thanks to Ligonier Ministries for sponsoring the blog this week with their article “Christians and the New Sexual Orthodoxy.” Sponsors are an integral part of keeping this blog running, so I am thankful for each one of them.


The root cause of anxiety is a failure to trust all that God has promised to be for us in Jesus.

—John Piper

  • 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…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.