A La Carte (April 22)

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today. Today’s Kindle deals include quite a number of good books. (Yesterday on the blog: Simon, Would You Still Have Passed That Way?) How Hyperbole Dulls Our Spiritual Discernment This is a very good article from Thomas Schreiner. “We live in an age with a cacophony of voices, where we exaggerate to make our voice heard. It is tempting, therefore, to trumpet our concerns with hyperbole. We seize the attention …

A La Carte (April 21)

Grace and peace to you today! When Martyn Lloyd-Jones Confronted a Pastor Who Loved Controversy and Denunciation This is an interesting description of a key meeting between Martyn Lloyd-Jones and T.T. Shields. Beware the Deadly Weed of Cynicism Darryl Dash: “When I was in my thirties, I became cynical. I think it began with reading some books that were critical of church. I’m not sure. Soon I became a critic of the church while leading a church. I called it …

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A La Carte (April 20)

I thought I’d begin by reminding you that today, right now, at this very moment, God is on his throne. There is just a handful of Kindle deals today. (Yesterday on the blog: Each Gift Has Its Place) Don’t Underestimate the Value of Rest It’s a good reminder, this. “We burn out quickly if we push too hard. Once we start catching our stride — feeling youthful and strong — the temptation to push harder and gain ground is always …

A La Carte (April 19)

Good morning! The Lord be with you today. Pastors and other church leaders may be interested in an event from Faithlife where they would like to tell you about their new Faithlife Equip product. Today’s Kindle deals include commentaries by Stott and Fee. (Yesterday on the blog: A Prayer About Brokenness) A Royal Funeral with a Message for Everyone Murray Campbell offers some reflections on this weekend’s royal funeral. “We are divided by death and united in death: Duke, accountant, …

Weekend A La Carte (April 17)

Good morning! May God bless and keep you as you serve him today and worship him tomorrow. Today’s Kindle deals are largely about the classics. (Yesterday on the blog: Fierce Wolves Are Coming) A Theology of Free Speech I consider Brad Littlejohn one of the most intriguing Christian intellectuals writing today and invariably benefit from his work. In this article at TGC he provides a theology of free speech. “As Christians, we must clearly affirm that freedom of speech can …

A La Carte (April 16)

Good morning! The Lord bless and keep you today. Today’s Kindle deals include quite a number of titles by John Stott. Please Stay Kristin pleads with those who are [unnecessarily] considering leaving their church. “Stay in your Bible preaching church with imperfect people, imperfect pastors and imperfect teachers. Stay and commit to hiding God’s word in your heart, reading and meditating every single day. Stay and humbly repent of your own sins. Stay and pray for others. Stay and serve. …

A La Carte (April 15)

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Kevin DeYoung’s new Men and Women in the Church is on sale for a few days at Westminster Books. There is a substantial list of Kindle deals today. (Yesterday on the blog: It’s Far Too Easy To Buy A Tiger) The Gift of True Words You won’t read an article better than this one today. “She told me that she sat down one day in …

A La Carte (April 14)

Grace and peace to you today! If the Church Will Have Glory, It Must Come from God Jared Wilson: “We take God lightly. We treat him flippantly. We are too busy saying ‘whee’ in church when we should be saying ‘woe is me.’ The weightiness, the gravity, the all-encompassing and awe-inspiring glory of the Creator God, the Great I AM, is woefully neglected in far too many places where something resembling worship takes place.” 4 Predictions for the Post-Pandemic Church …

A La Carte (April 13)

Good morning! The Lord be with you today. On sale at Westminster Books this week is a prayer guide from Nancy Guthrie. It’s an “odds and ends” day for Kindle deals. (Yesterday on the blog: Don’t Reclaim Your Life) Post-Pandemic, Will China’s Church Be Changed Forever? It seems it may well be, based on this report. “The new restrictions require Chinese Communist Party oversight for every measure of religious life—staffing, fund management, gatherings. China’s unofficial churches, known as house churches, …

A La Carte (April 12)

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today. Today’s Kindle deals include a number of books that rarely go on sale. Of Pharaohs and Easter “Last Saturday night, with great fanfare and razzamatazz, under tight security and the gaze of a television audience, twenty-two of Egypt’s Pharaohs were moved to their new home in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.” Mark Loughridge reflects on the timing of this event—the very same weekend as Easter. Your Eschatology Has …