A La Carte (August 16)

There’s an eclectic little collection of Kindle deals to browse through today. (Yesterday on the blog: What Can a Heart Do?) Is Your Gospel an Urban Legend? Jared Wilson asks you to consider whether the gospel you profess is really just a kind of personal urban legend. Planes Have Nothing on Birds I hate all the evolutionary talk in this article, but I do appreciate the point it makes: Humanity’s best attempts at designing planes still fall far, far short of the …

A La Carte (August 15)

Grace and peace to you today. Crossway has a number of Kindle deals on theological books. (Yesterday on the blog: God Means To Make Something Of Us) The twisted self “Many of us are familiar with books and movies in which plots revolve around characters who find themselves trapped in worlds where nothing works in quite the way they expect. Whether it is Alice wandering through Wonderland or Keanu Reeves trapped in the Matrix, they feel disoriented, confused, and anxious. And that …

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Weekend A La Carte (August 13)

Westminster Books has deals on a book meant to help you understand theology and one another that is meant to keep pastors from wavering. (Yesterday on the blog: Tearing Us Apart) A chat with Carl Trueman I enjoyed WORLD magazine’s chat with Carl Trueman. Is he really learning the banjo? How Ordinary Worship Is both Reverent and Relevant This article lays out two errors in the way churches worship and says “on the surface, these two approaches to worship look …

A La Carte (August 12)

This is your weekly reminder that my book Seasons of Sorrow is now available for pre-order; those who order from Westminster Books will receive an additional paperback book with supplemental material. And do remember the launch event in Nashville on Labor Day! Information here. There are a couple of new Kindle deals to look at today. Gaming and the Metaverse I really enjoyed this reflection on gaming and the coming metaverse. “Here’s the rub: the purpose of gaming is not to simulate …

A La Carte (August 11)

Grace and peace to you to. (Yesterday on the blog: When God Took Away: His Goodness in My Grief) Knowledge Is Not A Bank I identify with this. “When I was younger, I thought about knowledge as if it was a bank: that what I stored in my mind would be safe and accessible, and that once I had it, I would have it forever. Now I know that my bank is not a very good one. Not the kind I’d …

A La Carte (August 10)

May the Lord be with you and bless you today. Today’s Kindle deals include the entire Word Biblical Commentary series. Rather than link to individual volumes, I’ll direct you to the series page where you can access them all. Remember that the accompanying Word Biblical Themes series is also on sale. When You’re Up to Your Neck in Mud — Sing! This is a fantastic illustration of the crucial role of singing in the Christian life (and the Navy SEALs). What …

A La Carte (August 9)

There’s yet another solid list of Kindle deals to explore today. We’re spoiled! I happened to notice Amazon has lots of back-to-school supplies on sale today in case that’s of interest. (Yesterday on the blog: If I Was the World’s Only Christian…) Complementarianism, the regulative principle I really appreciate much of what Stephen says here about the regulative principle, complementarianism, and our tendency to conflate elements and forms. Songs of Suffering: A Short Film Featuring Joni Eareckson Tada You may enjoy this …

A La Carte (August 8)

Good morning! Grace and peace to you on this fine day. Today’s Kindle deals include a number of excellent titles from Crossway. You’ll also find the “Word Biblical Themes” series deeply discounted. (Yesterday on the blog: Prayer That Pleases God) Luxury Beliefs This is a very interesting article about “luxury beliefs.” Not Now: The Surprising Joy of Waiting on the Lord “As a society and culture we don’t like to wait. Like Ms. Salt, we want what we want, and …

A La Carte (August 5)

I think we’ve come to the end of a nice little streak of daily Kindle deals. We’ll hope for better things tomorrow. On the printed book front, Westminster Books has deals on books about parenting, headlined by a new edition of one of Paul Tripp’s works. Jordan Peterson’s Christian Problem I’m not familiar with Michael Warren Davis and suspect we would disagree on quite a number of matters of theology. But I really did appreciate this expression of his concerns …

A La Carte (August 4)

Grace and peace to you today, my friends. There are not quite as many Kindle deals today as in the past couple of days, but there are still a few worth checking out. (Yesterday on the blog: Once Again Honestly Assessing Our Decision to Public School Our Kids) Seeking and Following God’s Guidance Vance Christie: “Recently while seeking God’s direction about quite a significant ministry decision in my own life, I was encouraged by going back and reviewing some of the …