A La Carte (September 27)

Blessings to you on this fine day! (Yesterday on the blog: Idolatry is Futility) What Are the Charismatic Gifts? This is a respectful and charitable (yet also distinctly cessationist) perspective on the charismatic gifts. Why Do Christians Make Such a Big Deal about Sex? “Whenever people ask me why Christians are so weird about sex, I first point out that we’re weirder than they think.” Rebecca McLaughlin explains. The Bitter Splinters of Marburg Michael Haykin: “When we think of the …

A La Carte (September 26)

Parents will be glad to know that Westminster Books has launched a new site, Westminster Kids, that’s all about kids’ books. Today’s Kindle deals include a collection of books for women from Crossway. (Yesterday on the blog: I Pray That This Sinner May Be Saved) When “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” Is All the Logic Left This is a thought-provoking article. “We don’t want complex syllogisms, but compelling stories. The degree to which gripping narratives embody logical syllogism …

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Weekend A La Carte (September 24)

Also, I think most or all audiobooks on Amazon/Audible are 65% off for a few days. Start here, then search for the audiobook you want. You may just find a good deal on it. If you’re after something for your daily devotions (in printed, not audio format) perhaps take a look at this new David Powlison devotional. Today’s Kindle deals include some newer and older books. (Yesterday on the blog: When Church Leadership Goes Wrong) Be Angry and Do Not …

A La Carte (September 23)

Audible (aka Amazon) is having an End of Summer sale and that means the audiobook of Seasons of Sorrow is 65% off. (Note: you can either use 1 Audible credit or tap on the “buy with one-click button” to purchase it at the discounted price.) Don’t Let ‘Discernment’ Give Doctrine a Bad Name “I get frustrated sometimes by the lack of discernment I see from people who fly the ‘discernment’ banner.” So do I! You should read Trevin’s thoughts on …

A La Carte (September 22)

Grace and peace to you on this, the day when summer gives way to fall. (Yesterday on the blog: A Late Summer Family Update (+ a few more LOTR thoughts)) Sexual Liberation Has Failed Women I don’t intend to read this book, but was glad to read Andrew Wilson’s review of it. “Louise Perry has written a feminist critique of the sexual revolution, and it’s brave, excoriating, and magnificent.” Beware the Habits of Controversy “Writing fifty years ago, Francis Schaeffer made …

A La Carte (September 21)

For those who have been looking for it, the song “In the Valley (Bless the Lord)” which was written to go along with Seasons of Sorrow has now made its way to Spotify, Apple Music, and so on. You should now be able to listen to it wherever you listen to good music! Speaking of the book, if you have been wondering what it’s all about, there are now a few reviews out there you can read: Donna Evans; The Palest …

A La Carte (September 20)

Blessings to you today. There are a few Kindle deals that are worth a look. (Yesterday on the blog: Emerging From Our Trials Unscathed) The Queen’s Funeral Sermon “In what has been billed ‘the most watched sermon in history’ the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, today spoke at the funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. For those who never preach, and for those of us whose audience figures are drastically more modest, it is easy to be overly-critical …

A La Carte (September 19)

I wanted to remind you, in case you missed it on the weekend, that ChristianBook.com has Seasons of Sorrow marked down by 40%. Today’s Kindle deals include a number of commentaries published by Crossway. (Yesterday on the blog: Not a Matter of Pitch or Tone) All Souls Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) This is a fitting tribute to the Queen on the day of her funeral. Will You Be Good at Your Thing Today? Here’s a good question: Will …

Weekend A La Carte (September 17)

I am going to be offering period reminders that, if you’ve read and appreciated Seasons of Sorrow, leaving a review (or even a simple star rating) at Amazon will take just a few seconds and be a big help. There are a few new Kindle deals today. (Yesterday on the blog: Turnaround) We Are Not Disposable This is such a good and important article from Samuel James’ Substack (which is well worth a subscription). “I’ve written before about Facebook, and how the Facebook …

A La Carte (September 16)

I’ve just been told that Christianbook.com is discounting Seasons of Sorrow to $14.99 for the next few days. That’s a great price for those who have been waiting for a discount. Over at Westminster Books you’ll find a sale on favorite titles by P&R Publications. There’s lots to choose from at between 40% and 45% off. Technological Fundamentalism: Faith In The Digital Age “None of us can imagine a world without smartphones, streaming services, and social media. Even though this …