Weekend A La Carte (November 18)

I am in (on?) Rhode Island today, speaking at a little church-based conference here. If you are in the area, feel free to drop by Perryville Bible Church as it’s an open event. Meanwhile, here are some items to read or watch… Amy Carmichael: A Soldier’s Life Here’s a short bio of a Christian hero. “‘We follow an undefeated Leader… There is joy in such combat, though there is horror too.’ These words, penned by Amy Carmichael, give us a …

A La Carte (November 17)

I dug up just a handful of new Kindle deals for today. I expect we will see a lot more of them in the next week. Westminster Books has a sale on some new books for kids. Doing Spiritual Warfare Without All The Weirdness “People tend to talk about spiritual warfare in one of two ways: 1) Not at all because it feels weird to talk about demons and the Devil and unseen realms. Plus, we believe God is sovereign …

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A La Carte (November 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include all sorts of great titles, many of which lead toward the academic. Christian Audio is having a $5 sale on books that are of interest to women. There are some good ones and some pretty awful ones, so be choosy! (Recommended: Wolgemuth, Mahaney, Alsup, Michel, Reissig.) Resumes Set Afire This could be a helpful exercise: “It is hard to imagine, but try slowly dismantling your resume. What personal achievements have some importance in your life? Include …

A La Carte (November 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few you’ll want to look at if you’re an avid reader. Be sure to check out Westminster Books for a great deal on A Puritan Theology, a giant book I’ve found tremendously helpful. Opinion Polls and the ‘Evangelical’ Illusion Thomas Kidd writes about the unreliability of opinion polls. “The primary reasons that they are unreliable are (1) the difficulty in getting solid polling data on any subject, (2) unclear definitions of ‘evangelicals,’ and (3) ideological …

A La Carte (November 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include an interesting little mix of books. Another Actress Accuses Kirk Cameron Of Treating Her With Respect I don’t often link to the satire site The Babylon Bee, but this one is worth reading in the light of all the recent scandal in Hollywood. Pastoring a Rural Church Isn’t a “Lesser” Ministry Cheston Pickard speaks about important similarities in rural and urban churches to show that pastoring in the country is not a lesser kind of ministry. …

A La Carte (November 13)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good variety of books from several good publishers. It’s one of the better days we’ve had lately. At Cruciform Press we are glad to announce we’ve got a great new book for sale: Wilderness Wanderings: Finding Contentment in the Desert Times of Life by Stacy Reaoch. One of Our Veterans is Missing Today Philip Schroeder writes a touching tribute to his dad. A Quiet Paranoia Haunts Post-Weinstein Hollywood “Week five of the great reckoning …

Weekend A La Carte (November 11)

Check Westminster Books for a good deal on a new Bible for children. Thoughts and Prayers “What does it mean when a political leader says that the nation’s “thoughts and prayers” are with those who are in sorrow and grief?” Dr Mohler explains. Bullet Trains and Birds (Video) “Japan’s famous bullet trains had a problem: they were extremely loud.” I love their solution: they looked to what they would deny is evidence of design in nature to design a solution. …

A La Carte (November 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include quite a lot of titles that range from new guys to the older guys. Do You Sleep Less Than Jesus? “Of his thirty-plus years dwelling here bodily, God himself spent roughly one-third of that time asleep. He not only ate, drank, cried, and celebrated, like every other human, but he also became tired, ‘wearied as he was from his journey’ (John 4:6), just as we become tired and weary. And it was no sin, fault, or …

A La Carte (November 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few good options, three of them excellent choices by John Stott. Halladay Was Everybody’s Hero Here is one for the baseball fans. Roy Halladay was one of my all-time favorite players (and my son’s) and it was truly sad to hear of his death. (This is also a great tribute.) How Do I Love God More Than My Entertainment? Here is an Ask Pastor John with John Piper that deals with the subject of entertainment. …

A La Carte (November 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few odds and ends. Something is Wrong on the Internet This is an odd but still important read for parents of young children. Despite the warnings of explicit content, it points more to what is weird and bizarre than perverse. You Can’t Reform What You Won’t Touch Barry York gives an excellent admonishment and reminder to Christians about the Reformation. “You can’t reform what you won’t touch. What do I mean? Individual, congregational, or cultural …