A La Carte (January 31)

Blessings to you today. (Yesterday on the blog: The Decay of the World and the Love of God) Against Autonomy “The modern story is one of autonomy: the path to human flourishing will be found in being most myself. I will achieve actualisation if I am my most authentic self, whoever that proves to be. At its very simplest it boils down to the Disney princess mantra, we follow our hearts.” This leads into what is quite an interesting article. Why …

A La Carte (January 30)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you. Today’s Kindle deals include several books in the Theologians on the Christian Life series. Killed by what they thought would save them “Seventy years ago, on the last Saturday morning in January, the MV Princess Victoria left the port of Stranraer in South-West Scotland. She was heading for Ireland with 179 people on board – but never arrived.” This article offers a few illustrations from the disaster. Just because I’m religious, doesn’t mean …

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Weekend A La Carte (January 28)

My thanks goes to Desiring God for sponsoring the blog this week so they could ensure you know about John Piper’s newest book. Today’s Kindle deals include newer and older books. (Yesterday on the blog: The Overloaded Christian Life) All Creation Groans Barbaranne Kelly considers one way that creation groans. “These sweet dogs were not made in God’s image, nor do they possess souls that will live forever. They don’t stand before their Creator responsible for sin; Jesus didn’t die …

A La Carte (January 27)

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today. All My Not-Enoughness Britt reflects on her “not-enoughness” in this poignant article. Caesar Said to Brutus Zach and Maggie (whom you’ll recognize from The Gettys’ live shows) have released a fun and quirky album. Here’s a video from it. You can find the full album on all the usual apps and platforms. Come, Lord Jesus by John Piper Crossway has published an important new book by John Piper entitled Come, Lord …

A La Carte (January 26)

The God of love and peace be with you on this fine day. There’s a good little collection of Kindle deals for you to explore today. (Yesterday on the blog: On Letting Your Kids Go) A decade of musical worship This is a very helpful series of reflections on congregational singing. Do You Need Counseling? 6 Questions to Help You Discern Eliza Huie: “If you’ve ever wondered if you might benefit from counseling, here are six questions to determine the …

A La Carte (January 25)

The Lord be with you and bless you today. There are a couple of new Kindle deals for you today. How to Think about God Promoting His Own Glory Amy Hall: “Many people misinterpret God’s character when looking at his demands and actions in history because they imagine what they would think of a fallen human being who did the things God has done, and they recoil. Failing to picture God as he is, they picture instead what they’re familiar …

A La Carte (January 24)

Blessings to you today, my friends. (Yesterday on the blog: What Does Your Faith Do For You?) Dolphins The latest video from the John 10:10 Project looks at some of God’s most incredible creatures. The New Testament Explosion Mitch Chase considers the significance of the NT being written over just 50 years or so (where the OT was written over about 1,000). What to Do Before You Read the Bible Joe Holland shares the prayer he prays before he reads …

A La Carte (January 23)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you. Today’s Kindle deals include four solid picks from Crossway. (Yesterday on the blog: The Murderer Who Crushed a Worm) Be Your Own Unique Style of Grandparent This is good advice for grandparents—and parents for that. The Idol of Our Expectations “Isn’t this how God works? He orchestrates situations in our lives that challenge us because He loves us. He knows better than we do what He needs to drop into our lives to …

Weekend A La Carte (January 21)

I’m grateful to Christian Focus for sponsoring the blog this week to tell you about their new exposition of the London Baptist Confession. Please do make it a point to visit the sponsors since they play a key role in keeping this site going. Westminster Books has a deal on a new book for kids. And don’t forget they’ve also got Paul Miller’s new A Praying Church discounted. (Yesterday on the blog: A Divine Tapestry) An Eton Mess: The Failure …

A La Carte (January 20)

I am off to Houston today for the Truth in Love Conference. I look forward to meeting some of you there! Those on the lookout for new Kindle deals will find a few today. The Church of England Takes a “Third Way” on Gay Marriage Carl Trueman: “The solution is, of course, no real solution. Fine distinctions—particularly fine distinctions that attempt to soften the opposition between the contemporary cultural consensus on gay marriage and Christianity’s understanding of the same—are unlikely …