A La Carte (August 6)

I’ve come to day 6 of my first 14-day quarantine. I’ve been writing lots, but also reading some excellent pre-pub books: Cynical Theories (Helen Pluckrose & James Lindsay), Live Not by Lies (Rod Dreher), and The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self (Carl Trueman). Each is compelling in its own way, and each helps explain the world we now live in. I was able to track down just one Kindle deal today, but it’s a good one at least. …

A La Carte (August 5)

Westminster books has some deals on Lexham Press books. My top picks would be The Care of Souls, Piercing Heaven, and Jesus Wins. There are just a couple of Kindle deals today. Leadership Savvy Doesn’t Make a Pastor “For all those lessons, I never quite became the leader I’d imagined, and it never seemed to pay back what it promised. I also began to recognize that my leadership ambitions eclipsed my desire to shepherd souls. This is the great cost …

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A La Carte (August 4)

Here’s a single sentence from Paul Martin’s pastoral prayer that I think is worth pondering. Praying specifically for our Premier (think Governor if you’re American) he prayed, “Help us to pray for him more than we complain about him.” Ouch! Methinks many of us have some repenting and praying to do… Today’s Kindle deals include some rare and interesting picks. (Yesterday on the blog: Why I Need To Spend a Month in Quarantine) You Keep Using That Word Keith Mathison …

A La Carte (August 3)

I recently decided to start slowly reading through church history while taking careful notes to help with my retention. I opened my note-taking app and found … notes I had taken while slowly reading through church history. Not only had I forgotten the history, but I’d forgotten the notes! This is an uphill battle… Today’s Kindle deals include some good books that rarely go on sale. (Yesterday on the blog: Little Mud Puddles at Night) The Great Distraction “I believe …

Weekend A La Carte (August 1)

I am traveling today! For the first time since February I am going to board an airplane and cross an international border. At least, that’s the plan. This should be interesting… There are lots of Kindle deals to sort through today! You may also want to take a look at their monthly general market deals. (Yesterday on the blog: 10 New and Notable Christian Books for July 2020) Love is Inconvenient It sure is! “Inconvenience is the way of love. …

A La Carte (July 31)

I know I had said I hoped to have my White Fragility review finalized by today, but sadly I’m going to have to bounce it to next week (for which you have my apologies). Life has become very topsy-turvy for reasons that will become obvious next week. Those who keep an eye on Kindle deals will find just a couple today. We’ll hope for better tomorrow as we kick off a new month. Calvin and That Awfully Divisive Person in …

A La Carte (July 30)

Westminster Books has a great sale on the excellent God’s Word for You series of Bible study guides which are ideal for personal or group study. (Yesterday on the blog: How To Respond to Social Media Enemies) A Real Miracle in Prosperity Network Wouldn’t this be amazing if it’s proven true over time?  “In his most recent Sunday sermon (July 26), Todd White declared that God has been painfully pruning him; that he has been brought ‘trembling shaking [to] a …

A La Carte (July 29)

There’s an eclectic list of Kindle deals today that includes my little book Devoted. Logos users will want to check out these monthly deals before they’re gone! You Will Regret Giving In Garrett Kell: “When you face temptation, you enter a battle even more dangerous than having a rattler striking at your face. The Scriptures liken Satan not only to a snake but a crouching lion who is provoking passions within us that war against our souls (Genesis 3:1–6, 4:7; …

A La Carte (July 28)

Amazon has board games on sale today, and they include some good picks. (e.g. as a family, we’ve been enjoying some of the Exit games.) Today’s Kindle deals include books by Francis Schaeffer, Jared Wilson, Randy Alcorn, and Warren Wiersbe. (Yesterday on the blog: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters) Further Reflections on Recent Conversations about Christian Freedom Over the weekend Jonathan Leeman shared a couple of responses to John MacArthur and the elders of Grace Community Church as they …

A La Carte (July 27)

I’ve had a number of people ask about the third and final part of my review of White Fragility. It is coming soon! I had to preach on Sunday, so the sermon was my week’s major focus. But with that behind me, I’ll get back to the review. Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of books. (Yesterday on the blog: We Are Praying For Our Children) A Eulogy for a Friend, a Lament for our Nation I think there’s …