A La Carte (October 25)

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Yesterday on the blog: Prayer for the Unconverted) Social Media’s Anger Problem This is all too common. “Someone says something online that we find offensive, and we retaliate with a harsh word, a quick jab, or a joke at their expense. What we have done at that moment is allow them to steal our blessing of a quiet and gentle spirit to pay them back for …

Weekend A La Carte (October 23)

May you know the Lord’s blessings as you honor and serve him this weekend. I’m grateful to Baker Books for sponsoring the blog this week with news of a new book by Andrew Davis titled The Glory Now Revealed. Be sure to check it out! Today’s Kindle deals include some newer and older works. (Yesterday on the blog: Welcoming the Uncomfortable Work of God) The Final T4G Collin Hansen reflects on the forthcoming final T4G. “More than 15 years ago …

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A La Carte (October 22)

The Lord be with you and bless you today. Westminster Books has a really good deal on a really neat set of books. There are a few Kindle deals again today. Remembering Don Lewis “Dr. Donald Munro Lewis died Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Vancouver, BC, of cardiac arrest. He was seventy-one. A beloved and respected historian, professor, mentor, friend, and parishioner, Don will be mourned and missed around the world. He was a wise and steadying presence from Vancouver …

A La Carte (October 21)

Grace and peace to you on this fine day. (Yesterday on the blog If Just One Person Returned) Why I Quit Praying for God to “Use Me” Alex Early: “I became a Christian at the age of 15 and knew I was called into vocational ministry within 90 days. So, one prayer that I picked up on by leaders around me and started praying myself was this—’God, please use me in this world for your glory and our joy.’ It …

A La Carte (October 20)

May the Lord bless and keep you today. Yup, there are some Kindle deals today. A Key Sign You are Maturing as a Preacher “Over the years, I have learned to ask students a key question that can reveal a lot about how they are developing as a preacher. ‘What did you leave out?’” This is a great question for young preachers (and, also, for older preachers). If Decisions Never Go Against You, Is Your Eldership Truly Plural? It’s a valid question… The …

A La Carte (October 19)

May the God of love and peace be with you today. There are, as usual, a few Kindle deals for those who are interested. I also noticed Hasbro has a lot of games on sale at Amazon today. (Yesterday on the blog: Extending the Borders and Enlarging the Territory) Cultivating a Gracious Climate in Your Church “A message of grace may attract people, but a culture of grace will keep them. What our churches need, not in exchange for a gospel message but …

A La Carte (October 18)

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. There are some good Kindle deals today, including a new biography about the Spurgeons. (Yesterday on the blog: God’s Pop-Up Book) Deadly children’s games I expect you’ve been hearing about Netflix’s hit series Squid Game. This review from WORLD tells what it’s all about. A Cultural Moment for Revival? “While our culture continues to slip into chaotic depravity, more and more people are voicing their fears …

Weekend A La Carte (October 16)

May you know the Lord’s sweetest blessings as you prepare to worship him this weekend. Logos users may want to check out some bundled deals of resources I recommend. Today’s Kindle deals include some newer books and some classics. (Yesterday on the blog: Why I Am Still All-in With E-Books) Johann Sebastian Bach: Aria from Easter Oratorio American Bach Soloists is one of my favorite YouTube channels. Mostly recently they’ve shared an excellent recording of some Easter music. Leaving a …

A La Carte (October 15)

The Lord be with you and bless you today. There is a new ESV Concise Study Bible available and Westminster Books has it on sale this week. I’ve added a few books to today’s list of Kindle deals. D. A. Carson on the Two Jews Talking the Day Before the First Passover Here’s a neat little excerpt of a sermon by D.A. Carson. No Such Thing as Too Hard Music Madelyn Canada: “It wasn’t that the music was too hard to …

A La Carte (October 14)

Grace and peace to you, my friends. I have added a couple of Kindle deals with more possibly to come tomorrow. (Yesterday on the blog: Family Update: An Engagement, a Scholarship, and a Beautiful Bench) The Failure of Evangelical Elites Carl Trueman has some extended thoughts on the failure of Evangelical elites. “Let me put it bluntly: Talking in an outraged voice about racism within the boundaries set by the woke culture is an excellent way of not talking about the pressing moral …