Weekend A La Carte (November 27)

May you know and experience the Lord’s blessings this weekend. (Yesterday on the blog: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 Deal for Christians) Today’s Kindle deals include some classics for now and perhaps some others in the morning. What Keeps Couples Apart? Stephen Witmer: “Despite the beauty and blessedness of true intimacy, I’ve encountered numerous obstacles to it — both in my own marriage, and in years of counseling married couples. One of the most common is busyness.” The fundamental …

A La Carte (November 26)

Today I have published a list of Black Friday deals that may be of interest to Christian folk. I will be updating it a number of times over the course of the day, then again on Cyber Monday. So if that’s of any interest, do check in now and again. There are a few Kindle deals to be had this morning. Connecting the Dots I appreciate this reflection on Reformed theology and how it connects the dots. “When you start …

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A La Carte (November 25)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and family. You enjoy your holiday and we’ll take care of the internet today. Today’s Kindle deals include a nice little selection of titles. (Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Christian Books fo November 2021) Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Leanness of Soul “When we forget God and ingratitude sets in, we have grown spiritually sick. At that point, it does not matter how much we have; it will never satisfy us, and the …

A La Carte (November 24)

May the Lord bless and keep you today. On sale at Westminster Books this week is a new volumes of systematic theology by Douglas Kelly. There are a couple of Kindle deals so far, with perhaps a few more to come in the morning. What happened at the ETS? I appreciated Denny Burk’s roundup of some of what transpired at the recent ETS meetings. The Danger of Nostalgia “What’s your favorite family memory? What is your favorite memory of church? Your favorite holiday …

A La Carte (November 23)

May the God of love and peace be with you today. (Yesterday on the blog: Helpful Things You Can Say to Grieving Parents) Do We Really Want Everything That Technology Can Give Us? Gene Veith asks, “Do we want technology that overrides our agency as human beings? That babysits us? That keeps us in line? My sense is that we want technology that extends what we can do. Not technology that imposes itself upon us, or that creates conditions that we have …

A La Carte (November 22)

Good morning, my friends. Grace and peace to you today. There have been a lot of really good Kindle deals recently. (Yesterday on the blog: The Last (Melodramatic) Hymn) Into the Metaverse Samuel James: “Facebook recently announced it is changing its name to Meta—short for ‘metaverse.’ As it rebrands, it continues its movement toward posthuman ambition that has been evident for many years. For nearly a decade, Facebook has been shifting the company away from an ethos of connecting real …

Weekend A La Carte (November 20)

Good morning! May you taste and see that the Lord is good this weekend. Westminster Books has a good deal on the excellent Two Ways To Live. Today’s Kindle deals include quite a number of academic books and classics. (Yesterday on the blog: Set Loose in a Mud Pit) While Waiting for Flight 6072 Andrée Seu Peterson writes about redeeming the time spent waiting for a flight. Refreshed In Chains “The Bible is far from barren prose on ancient parchment. …

A La Carte (November 19)

The Lord be with you and the Lord bless you today. I wanted to remind you of my site SquareQuotes where you can freely download hundreds of the quote graphics I share every day. Borrowing from the KJV Bank and Trust This is a good article from a new site titled Text & Canon (which is associated with Phoenix Seminary). “The KJV translators were not KJV-Only. It is actually those who wish to see the venerable King James revised who …

A La Carte (November 18)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you. We are seeing some Kindle deals related to ETS. They are worth checking out and include the excellent books The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self and Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth. (Yesterday on the blog: The Beauty of an Heirloom Bible) Assurance of Things Hoped For: Christians Will Meet Again in Heaven You know what I love about blogs? That people write content as good and encouraging as this, and then joyfully give …

A La Carte (November 17)

Good morning. May the Lord bless you and keep you today. Grace Fellowship Church is now accepting applications for our Winter 2022 Pastoral Internship. This is a 12-week, full-time intensive program that runs from February to May. Please apply if you meet the criteria! On sale this week at Westminster Books is Paul Tripp’s new book on doctrine. Today’s Kindle deals include a list of titles from Crossway. The theme seems to be relationships. In Our Rejection of the Prosperity …