A La Carte (November 23)

Saturday’s funeral for my son was every bit as difficult as we would have expected, and the interment perhaps even more so. But God is good, and God is kind, and he has been a tremendous comfort to us. I’ll have more to say in the weeks to come, I’m sure, but this week am focusing on quality time with my family. Today’s Kindle deals include several books that are worth a peek. 4 Ways Christians Can Navigate Cultural Confusion …

A La Carte (November 20)

As of today my family has served out our 14-day quarantine following our return from the US. Though we emerge into rumors of a looming lockdown, we can at least leave the house for now… Today’s Kindle deals include some really good picks (e.g. The Lord of the Rings for just $1.99). What Does the Church Most Need Today? That’s rather a broad question, isn’t it? Here’s what Robert Godfrey says. “What does the church most need today? In answering this …

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A La Carte (November 19)

I know there are some who plan to live-stream Nick’s funeral service on Saturday. For that reason I have created a page that can be bookmarked; a link to the video will be added on Saturday morning. The service will begin at approximately 10 AM EST. Also, many have asked if there is a way to honor Nick’s memory. We would ask you to consider the Nick Challies Memorial Scholarship through which we hope to see men trained to carry …

A La Carte (November 18)

You might like to check out these new Puritan box sets from Banner of Truth, on sale at Westminster Books. I got them in the mail recently and can attest to their quality. Both Crossway and Zondervan have spoiled us today with some really good Kindle deals. Guerrilla Cultural Warfare “Increasingly we are finding that Americans – and the rest of us following suit in the West – are isolating ourselves from viewpoints that we view as hostile to our …

A La Carte (November 17)

There is, once again, a nice little list of Kindle deals to browse through. (Yesterday on the blog: If God Did It, It Must Be Good. Right?) Loss What a stunning piece of writing this is. “Loss. The memory comes back. Distinct. Clear. From 1972. One hot, humid afternoon in Kediri, Indonesia. I’m just arriving at our home. After being away for high school a couple of months. In Jakarta. Standing outside. Reaching for the handle of the screen door. And suddenly a …

A La Carte (November 16)

By way of update, we have now passed the halfway point of our quarantine and on Friday will have served out our 14 days. For those asking, my son’s funeral will be held on Saturday morning. Details are forthcoming. There’s a nice little list of Kindle deals to browse through today. Conflict Grabs Attention, But We Need To Bring Grace Instead “If we’re not careful, social media can turn our natural desire for attention and approval into an environment where …

Weekend A La Carte (November 14)

My gratitude goes to Rooted for sponsoring the blog this week. Sponsors (along with patrons) play a key role in keeping the site going, and I’m thankful for each one. Today’s Kindle deals include a number of books—a few classics and even a theological novel. (Yesterday on the blog: The Cruelty of Quarantine: A Lament) Good Fathers In Life And In Death I find myself craving any stories about my son and for that reason was delighted to read Sam …

A La Carte (November 13)

Westminster Books has a collection of fall new releases on sale this weekend. There are several solid Kindle deals today on books that have been relatively recently published. Nose-to-Tail Preaching “In recent years there has been something of a revival of ‘nose-to-tail’ cooking. The idea is simple. It begins with the observation that we have become accustomed to eating only those carefully prepared and packaged parts of the pig, cow or lamb that you can find on supermarket shelves. Smoked …

A La Carte (November 12)

There are only a couple of Kindle deals to look at today. Have You Ever Fasted for Abortion to End? It’s a great idea, this. “I would like to encourage readers of this blog to consider taking a fast with regard to abortion. You may have voted. You may have tweeted. You may have donated. You may have volunteered. But have you fasted and prayed?” What Legal Rights Do Canadian Governments Have to Restrict Assemblies? Here in Ontario we are …

A La Carte (November 11)

Westminster Books is offering deals on resources to assist with Christmas outreach. Today’s Kindle deals include several resources on the psalms and a good book on purity. When You Say Nothing at All Kevin DeYoung: “Brothers and sisters, it’s OK to have an unarticulated thought. It’s OK to go about our lives in quiet worship and obedience. It’s OK to do your homework, read your Bible, raise your kids, and make your private thoughts prayers instead of posts. Alison Krauss …