A La Carte (June 26)

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole series of excellent books from 9Marks. The Church of CrossFit I see this all over the place: Once church has disappeared, people will replace it with something or anything. Loving the People You Love to Hate Jared Wilson: “Here’s how you know if you hate something someone has done or if you actually hate that person, according to C.S. Lewis…” The Birth of the Camera Phone (Video) Here’s the unlikely origin story of a …

Weekend A La Carte (June 24)

Westminster Books has discounted a selection of new books from Crossway. The Success Affair “Working with such couples, I’ve found it interesting to note when the affairs happen. Often pastors get into an affair when ministry is going well, when they are achieving their ministerial career goals and dreams. Why is this so? Why would someone have an affair when everything seems to be going well?” Ecumenical vs. Evangelical This is a fantastic little overview of the history of ecumenism. …

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A La Carte (June 23)

It has been a bit of a slow week for Kindle deals, but there are at least a couple there worth checking out. The History of Pews Here’s a tongue-in-cheek history of the humble church pew. “Seating in churches didn’t really become a thing until parishioners got bored enough to wish they were sitting down—that is, about the time of the Protestant Reformation.” We Need to Learn from Christians from Other Cultures “When we talk about church in America with our …

A La Carte (June 22)

Westminster Books is offering a solid discount on a very good collection of commentaries. You can’t go wrong with any of the ones they’ve highlighted. Teens Who Choose Life in Unplanned Pregnancies Need Support and Respect, Not Shame Here is a wise and winsome response to an article that was all over the news a couple of weeks ago. “Maddi’s story has served to become part of a bigger conversation about how Christians can both encourage and uphold standards of chastity …

A La Carte (June 21)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that you may want to add to your collection. The Popular Christian Article We Need Fewer Of Yes! “The internet could use more of a lot of things. It could use more hilarious gifs, more cute animal pictures, and absolutely more people being nice. But there’s one thing it could use fewer of—Christians speaking with simultaneous confidence and inexperience.” Puberty Blockers Aren’t the Answer to Gender Confusion A new study shows what should …

A La Carte (June 20)

Today’s Kindle deals do not include the most exciting list of titles I’ve ever dug up, but there may still be a book or two to catch your eye. Do More Better, my book on productivity, is about to release a new Student Edition. We’re asking people to helps us choose a cover. Vote here. Also, if you’re a representative of a Christian college or high school, we’d love to talk to you. Cover and content customizations are available in some cases. Is …

A La Carte (June 19)

Today’s Kindle deals include a number of interesting books, most of them from Crossway. Every Christian Ought To Be a Good Historian Have I mentioned how glad I am that Michael Haykin is blogging? “Many in the modern world, sadly even Christians, see the past as little more than this: a tiresome account of a few big names with little wisdom to impart for life today. At best, it may offer a couple of hours of entertainment and diversion via …

Weekend A La Carte (June 17)

It is a sunny summer weekend here in Ontario. We’ve got just two weeks of school remaining, then we’re officially on summer break. It has been well-earned and we are all looking forward to changing up the pace for a little bit. But enough about me. Here are some links to get your weekend started… The Lost Genius of the Post Office It’s funny to think that the Post Office was once a force for great innovation. We Aren’t Supermen, Dads, …

A La Carte (June 16)

Today’s A La Carte headlines include: The blob that runs the body / a father’s example of a legacy worth leaving / correcting the overpopulation myth / a Mother Teresa relic current circulating through Ireland / don’t leave those kids alone / a nice collection of Kindle deals / the institution that shocked and changed a nation / and more.

A La Carte (June 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few titles, but one of them will also get you a free audiobook. Westminster Books has some good deals this week, including a couple of important titles on suffering. Diagnosing & Mortifying the Sin of Complaining “The corruption of complaining is that it is a very sly assault and it is a frontal attack on the goodness of God. Complaining is a sin where the sinful heart of man rises up against God and …