A La Carte (September 28)

May the God of love and peace be with you today. There is a short list of Kindle deals today. (Yesterday on the blog: Thank You, God, That I Am Not Like Other Men) If There’s One Thing We Can Offer, It’s Authenticity “As I’m writing this, I have just seen one of those promo videos from a larger church talking about all the great stuff people can plug into. It was full of youngish, cool people (I assume) talking about how great …

A La Carte (September 27)

Good morning, my friends. Grace and peace be with you today. (Yesterday on the blog: The Blessings Lent Us for a Day…) Three Questions for Evangelism “There are times when as churches and pastors we make things more complicated than they need to be. I sometimes fear that evangelism is made out to be something that you need to learn, that there’s a magic course or a seminar out there that will unlock the hidden evangelist in you.” But it’s …

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Weekend A La Carte (September 25)

May the Lord bless and keep you this weekend. My gratitude goes to RHB for sponsoring the blog this week with news of books that point children to Christ. Today’s Kindle deals include some newer and some older titles. (Yesterday on the blog: The Ones Who Sow and the Ones Who Reap) Sin Is Death? “While sin isn’t a substance in itself, that doesn’t make it any less lethal. Sin isn’t just a series or errors or poor judgments with …

A La Carte (September 24)

Good morning. May the Lord bless and keep you today. Westminster Books has a couple of deals you should know about this week. The first is on the John Piper preaching bundle while the second is on a new children’s book. There’s a nice collection of reference works in today’s list of Kindle deals. Clinging to God and Grammar Carl Trueman: “In times past, progressive politicians described those they despised as clinging to ‘God and guns.’ I suspect that we are …

A La Carte (September 23)

“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, ‘The LORD reigns!’” As is so often the case, I dug up a few Kindle deals that are worthy of a look. (Yesterday on the blog: God Has Found You Faithful) Be Worthy of Your Gray Andrée Seu Peterson: “Scripture says men are held in bondage all their lives by fear of death (Hebrews 2:15). And women by fear of gray. The secret is …

A La Carte (September 22)

May the Lord bless and keep you today. Today’s Kindle deals include quite a number of solid books. Do Pronouns Matter? “Do pronouns matter? Yes. It’s not merely a battle over ‘preferred’ pronouns; it’s a battle over reality. What is a pronoun? It’s a word we use to describe the objective nature of reality.” Brett Kunkle explains. Note Taking in Worship This article explores the joys and challenges of taking notes in church. The Secrets of the World’s Most Famous …

A La Carte (September 21)

May the God of love and peace be with you today. There are a few Kindle deals to take a glance at today. (Yesterday on the blog: It Has To Be Dark Before We Can See) Death on a Wednesday: John Shelby Spong and Norm MacDonald Anne Kennedy draws an interesting comparison between two men who recently died. “Verily verily, the contrast between the thoughts and feelings of Norm MacDonald during his life and those of John Spong is in itself a …

A La Carte (September 20)

Good morning. May grace and peace be with you today. (Yesterday on the blog: Richer Blood Than Ours) What the Seasons Say Glenna Marshall: “Sometimes I’ve wondered why God created things the way He did. Why day and night? Why four seasons? Why the divisions in days and years?” I like her answer. God Is in the Details (Video) You may enjoy this latest video from the John 10:10 Project. For Better, for Worse… “Last week I came across a …

Weekend A La Carte (September 18)

Whatever this weekend brings, may you know the Lord’s sweet blessings through it all. (Yesterday on the blog: The Death of Porn) Many Voices, One Song I appreciate this reflection on the Sing! Conference and, beyond that, singing in general. “I’m writing this post because I don’t want a profound dynamic of this conference to be passed by without mention. It’s a truth we need to hear. Specifically, I want to encourage you as you head to church this Sunday …

A La Carte (September 17)

Grace and peace to you today. There are a few books discounted for Kindle today, and I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen any of these titles on sale before. Pride (in the Name of Love) Jared Wilson: “Jesus was perfect, and yet he did not look down on others. I am ridiculously imperfect, but I do look down on others. Jesus was perfectly holy, and yet was not arrogant. I am frustratingly unholy, but I am arrogant a lot. …