A La Carte (December 11)

Thanks to all who sent along condolences yesterday. Though I read each and everyone, there were far too many for me to reply to each one. But do know how blessed and encouraged we are by the outpouring of love. Today’s Kindle deals include a bit of this and that. (Yesterday on the blog: Trip Report: A Journey to Zambia) 10 Reasons Your Sermons Shouldn’t be Too Short or Too Long As usual, there is peril on both sides. Jared …

A La Carte (December 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include books that come from a pretty healthy list of different authors and publishers. (Yesterday on the blog: A Textbook Pastoral Prayer) Controversial Compromise If you’re in the US, you might have heard about this and had some questions about it. “A Republican congressman on Friday introduced sweeping legislation he says will balance the rights of religious and LGBT people, advancing a controversial religious freedom approach.” See also Joe Carter’s FAQ. The Dark Psychology of Social Networks …

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Weekend A La Carte (December 7)

Having just done the long Frankfurt airport sprint, I made an impossible connection and am on my way home! I can’t wait to see my family. I’ll provide a kind of trip report next week. Today’s Kindle deals include a few “everyday” books and a couple of Christmas selections. Plus, Westminster Books has a deal on my pal Mez McConnell’s new book (plus all those ESV Bibles still). (Yesterday on the blog: How To Turn A Retired Bible Into A Precious …

A La Carte (December 6)

Today’s Kindle deals include a list headlined by books from Eerdmans. I am just now about to leave Kitwe, Zambia, to make the long journey home (which involves driving to Ndola, then flying to Johannesburg, Frankfurt, and finally Toronto). If all goes well, I should be home Saturday afternoon. Weeknight Dinner Around the World Here are some photos from around the world showing different families and what they eat for dinner. Somehow something so mundane can still be interesting. Preparing …

A La Carte (December 5)

There is a good and diverse collection of Kindle deals to look over today. Westminster Books has all Crossway Bibles heavily discounted this month. (Yesterday on the blog: The 2020 Christian Reading Challenge) The Self-Help Movement That Is Upending American Christianity This longform article, which is not written from a Christian perspective, does a good job of showing why the Enneagram should be so concerning to believers. “Though derived from an ancient wisdom tradition, and not explicitly Christian, the Enneagram has recently …

A La Carte (December 4)

Today’s Kindle deals include a long list of books, the great majority of which are by Matthias Media, one of those “everything they publish is sound” publishers. Good News! God Does not Love You Unconditionally Good news, indeed! “Just to be clear, the Bible does not teach that God loves unconditionally or that you should love unconditionally and that is good news, a sign that the Bible is wise.” The Problem With Relying on ‘Wirecutter’ Reviews This article was probably …

A La Carte (December 3)

It has been strange working 7 hours ahead of my usual time zone this week. I’ve not been able to track down any Kindle deals for today, though may add some later if and when I gain internet access again. (Yesterday on the blog: Is There Still a Place for Blogs in 2020?) What Does the True Christmas Spirit Look Like? Elisha Galotti: “It’s Christmas. It’s the season where Christians celebrate a Savior who gave up everything to come and …

A La Carte (December 2)

As you’d expect for Cyber Monday, there are lots of Kindle deals available today. Because I’m in Africa and have spotty internet plus an intense schedule, I’ve not been able to put the time into gathering other Cyber Monday deals. I’ll just refer you to the Black Friday page and suggest that most who had deals on Friday will also have deals on Monday. Is God Going to Wipe Out the Ocean? Revelation 21:1 seems to indicate that God will one day …

Weekend A La Carte (November 30)

Good morning from Lusaka, Zambia, where today I am scheduled to speak at the graduation ceremonies for African Christian University I’ve put together a list of a few Kindle deals that might interest you. Door-To-Door With a Difference This article contains some good and honest ideas for door-to-door evangelism in neighborhoods. 8 Ways Expository Preaching Changed Our Church “Faithful expository preaching meant that the Word of God is presented as the words of God. It sounds funny to write it that way, in …

A La Carte (November 29)

As you would expect, there are a lot of Kindle deals today. And beyond the Kindle deals, there are tons of other Black Friday specials to be had. Please consult my dedicated Black Friday Deals for Christians page to see what might be of interest to you. Can a Fallen Christian Leader Ever Be Restored? D.A. Carson answers the question. “This question has become increasingly pressing, owing in no small part to the number of Christian leaders who have fallen into publicly …