A La Carte (September 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include a book by Mark Jones that has gotten very good reviews. How Shall I Love My Neighbor? By Keeping the Law! Dan Doriani writes about love and law and how they are connected. Jabberwocky (Video) Jabberwocky is one of my favorite poems to recite during a microphone check. I very much enjoyed this recitation and visual interpretation. But that’s the joy of the poem, isn’t it? We can make it mean whatever we want… What Makes …

A La Carte (September 17)

It’s not the most exciting day ever for Kindle deals, though there are at least a few to look at. (Yesterday on the blog: The Local Church Was Made To Serve The Christian, Not The Christian The Local Church) 2 Reasons Bully Pastors Rise Up in the Church Yikes! “our definition of a leader now is—strong personality, quick witted, forceful, domineering, able to win the day in a discussion or argument, can cast vision and collect people. I’m going to …

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A La Carte (September 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include a great Westminster Seminary Press edition of Machen’s classic Christianity & Liberalism that has all kinds of new essays and other content. Cancelling the Weapons of “Cancel Culture” We need to be careful that we don’t wield the world’s weapons. “It is obvious to all that 2020 has proven to be quite the revealing year for professing Christians. The way in which we deal with one another over our differences on conclusions about racial matters, masks, …

A La Carte (September 15)

Caring for the Souls of Children, on sale this week at Westminster Books, seems like an important and long-awaited title. There’s an eclectic little mix of Kindle deals there today. (Yesterday on the blog: 7 Books To Help You Understand the Times) A Parent’s Cry Sometimes we need the simplest reminders. “My husband and I started a practice to ease the tension. Check our words. Take a deep breath. He would look at me. Or I would look at him. …

A La Carte (September 14)

Here’s a final reminder that the good folk at Faithlife have asked me to let you know about an upcoming free webinar for church leaders who are preparing for fall ministry in light of COVID. It’s not the best day ever for Kindle deals, but I did unearth a few at least. Enjoying Imperfection “Only God does all things perfectly. In a world that has written God out of the story, we have written ourselves into the role of perfection-attainment. And …

Weekend A La Carte (September 12)

My friends at Faithlife asked me to let you know about an upcoming webinar for church leaders who are preparing for fall ministry in light of COVID. My gratitude goes to ONE Audiobooks for sponsoring the blog this week with their offer of a free audiobook every month. Today’s Kindle deals include mostly classics. (Yesterday on the blog: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife) How Perfectionism Makes You a Spiritual Quitter You may find …

A La Carte (September 11)

Westminster Books has a wide-ranging back to school sale going on right now. Lots of deals! Yet again today there’s a pretty good little list of Kindle deals to look through. What Are We Arguing About? Kevin DeYoung suggests that we need to do a better job of defining where our differences lies. He explains that, then provides a bunch of examples. Helping Your Church Survive Election Season In a somewhat similar vein, here’s some help on helping your church …

A La Carte (September 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of good books, one of them suitable for those struggling with pornography (or attempting to help someone who is). (Yesterday on the blog: Learning To Thrive as a Diverse Church) Why Unhealthy People Crave Controversy This is good and important. “Quarrels sometimes come, and sometimes those controversies are what it takes to be faithful to the Spirit. But just as one engaged in sexual immorality can always convince himself that this is a special …

A La Carte (September 9)

I want to remind you of my new site SquareQuotes where you can find quote graphics on a wide variety of subjects. They are all free for the downloading… It is another pretty good day for Kindle deals and they include several titles by Wiersbe on key books of the Bible. The Ministry Goal No One Talks About This is a good one! “What happened May 31 is not only something I’ll probably never see again, it’s a ministry goal …

A La Carte (September 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection. Take a look at yesterday’s as well if you weren’t checking in on the holiday. (Yesterday on the blog: A Labour Day Personal/Family Update) The State of Theology Ligonier Ministries has released the results of their latest State of Theology survey. It tells what Americans know (and don’t know) about the Christian faith. Pressure I found this article helpful when thinking about evangelism. Be Careful What You Put Your Hope in, Including …