A La Carte (December 19)

Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of good reading material. At Westminster Books you’ll find that they’ve created some bundles designed to help you read more and better. (Yesterday on the blog: Shepherding At Home) The Stark Difference Between John MacArthur and Bishop Robert Barron Both men recently sat for a conversation with Ben Shapiro. “John MacArthur had a simple, clear goal throughout the interview: to present the Gospel faithfully. You could see throughout the interview that he had great compassion …

A La Carte (December 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of titles, but they are pretty good ones. (Yesterday on the blog: The Collected Best Christian Books of 2018) Shelter in the Shame Storm Samuel James: “At some point people like me who grew up with the internet are going to have to reckon with the spiritual powers that are embedded into the technology we put in our pocket. We’re going to have to determine to understand (a dangerous resolution!) how and why it …

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A La Carte (December 17)

Today’s Kindle deals include a long list of good deals from Crossway and Zondervan with a few others mixed in as well. (Yesterday on the blog: A Pastoral Prayer from December) What Happens When an Evangelical Pundit, Armed Only with 58K Twitter Followers and a Reference to the Bebbington Quadrilateral, Takes on a Historian The title is a good description of what you’ll find in this article. I think this is important because it aptly shows how expertise is so …

Weekend A La Carte (December 15)

There are a few Kindle deals you may like to take a peek at today. Also, Amazon has select family board games on sale today. (Yesterday on the blog: Kirk Cameron Wants You To Connect) Hard times at Harvest WORLD magazine has a long report on the hard times at Harvest Bible Chapel. “Former elders, pastors, and staffers from Chicago’s Harvest Bible Chapel accuse the church of financial mismanagement and a culture of deception and intimidation.” Christianity Today picked up the story as …

A La Carte (December 14)

There isn’t much to tell you about by way of Kindle deals today. We’ll hope for better things over the weekend. (Yesterday on the blog:  Reader Feedback: Should We Make a Priority of Diversity in Church Leadership?) Will John Chau Help or Harm Missions in India? “Two Indian missiologists shared their perspectives with CT on the young American’s failed attempt to evangelize the Sentinelese and how the story of his death may impact future efforts to reach tribal groups in the islands.” We’ve heard …

A La Carte (December 13)

Kindle owners may want to check out today’s small (and yesterday’s big) list of Kindle deals. (Yesterday on the blog: A Book of Comfort for Those in Sickness) Shame Storm Here’s a good and important article on public shaming. “No one has yet figured out what rules should govern the new frontiers of public shaming that the Internet has opened. New rules are obviously required. Shame is now both global and permanent, to a degree ­unprecedented in human history. No more moving …

A La Carte (December 12)

Today’s Kindle deals include lots of good books with the highlight being all kinds of great stuff by J.R.R. Tolkien. There’s lots of good books from Christian Focus on sale at Westminster Books. (Yesterday on the blog: The 2019 Christian Reading Challenge) A Different Kind of Profanity “In contemporary American culture grumbling is often ingrained as a way of life and many treat it as harmless personal therapy. We tend to rename it as something like venting in order to remove …

A La Carte (December 11)

I know there are some who are in the habit of praying for me. If that’s you, I’d love prayer as I continue to turn my attention to the book that is coming out of all my travel this year. I am praying for the ability to express myself well and the ability for my hurting hands to stand up to the pounding. I didn’t find much by way of new Kindle deals today, but do check yesterday’s list if …

A La Carte (December 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good collection of books from Crossway and other publishers. (Yesterday on the blog: A Pastoral Prayer) Oh, The Sweet Irony of Jordan Peterson’s Fame This comes from a mainstream publication (and includes a bad word or two) but is an interesting look at how Jordan Peterson gained a voice because of all the opposition to him. There’s a warning for all of us: Being too vocal in your opposition can inadvertently give a voice to …

Weekend A La Carte (December 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include some pretty good deals for the weekend. You’ll find books new and old! (Yesterday on the blog: Reading the Bible Fast and Slow in 2019) Porn Stars Bear God’s Image Porn is meant to dehumanize people, but they, too, are made in God’s image and are worthy of dignity. “The change in my thinking, what allowed me to really see the evil of pornography, came from teaching through Genesis. One day in my Old Testament class …