A La Carte (October 16)

I was able to dig up just a few new Kindle deals for today. Here’s a fun little exchange to start the day today. A couple of days ago, The Babylon Bee wrote an article titled “Keith And Kristyn Getty Struggling To Come Up With Word That Rhymes With ‘Substitutionary Atonement.’” They took that as a challenge and posted this little song to Twitter. The Importance Of Doing What Anyone Could Do Top notch, this. “‘A lot of people could …

A La Carte (October 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include a nice little list of titles (though, to be fair, a good number of them seem to go on sale every month or two). (Yesterday on the blog: Do We Care for the Sheep or Do We Use the Sheep?) Ten Things You Should Know about John Henry Newman (1801–1890) John Henry Newman has been much in the news recently. Here’s a short article on his life and influence. Why So Many Companies Bailed on Facebook’s …

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A La Carte (October 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include a selection of great books from Matthias Media (which I don’t think I’ve ever seen on sale before). Now’s the time to read The Trellis and the Vine and other excellent titles. (Yesterday on the blog: The Bone-Lazy Pastor) Dark Material: The Gospel of Philip Pullman Next month, HBO will release its new adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” books. Here’s a look at what the books are all about and why you should be …

Weekend A La Carte (October 12)

I’ve been blessed to spend the past few days in Hawaii to speak at the Pacific Church Leadership Conference. What a joy it has been to spend time with brothers and sisters from all across the region (and with Alistair Begg who is decidedly not from the region). Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of classics and a few newer works. (Yesterday on the blog: To the Young Man Who Has Been Asked To Preach for the First Time) 7 …

A La Carte (October 11)

There are just a couple of new Kindle deals today, though they are both of books I think I’ve never seen on the list before. Like Father, Like Son I really enjoyed Larry Lin’s article on fathers and sons. “Two years ago, I became a father myself. The pregnancy process was marked by joy and excitement, but underlying it all were deeply embedded fears. What if I become like my dad? What if I follow in the footsteps of my dad, just …

A La Carte (October 10)

You’ll find four or five new Kindle deals today. Logos has the Teach the Text commentary series discounted for a week. It’s a solid series with lots of especially good volumes. (Yesterday on the blog: On Being an Inflatable Tank) The Lure of Androgyny Androgyny is in, and this article attempts to get to the bottom of it. “Here’s one thesis: The new androgyny is not incidental to the collapse of family and community. To the contrary, the new androgyny is being …

A La Carte (October 9)

Here’s a can’t miss deal from Crossway: “If you are currently working in ministry outside of the US, we want to serve you with free access to the ESV.org Basic subscription plan featuring a host of robust Bible study resources.” Click here to sign up. Just Give Me a Sign “This kind of thinking is modern-day superstition. We try to listen to our experiences; we try to find divine signs and miracles to help us understand who God is, who we …

A La Carte (October 8)

Once again there’s a good little list of Kindle deals to look through today. (Yesterday on the blog: The Servers and the Servicers in Every Church) Suicide, Heaven, and Jesus—the Final Answer to Our Sorrow Randy Alcorn writes about suicide. “In the wake of Jarrid’s death, much has already been said about suicide and mental health and the need to address them within the church. But I want to highlight some things Greg Laurie, the senior pastor at Harvest, has said, …

A La Carte (October 7)

Crossway has discounts on some excellent titles today. Check the Kindle deals page to see them. (Yesterday on the blog: Sing We the Song of Emmanuel) 7 Key Concepts for Biblical Preaching There 7 solid concepts in this article that will serve every preacher. Reconfiguring The American Household There’s lots here that’s interesting, but what most gripped me was the animated chart about halfway down that shows over the past few decades the change in where and with whom 26-year-olds have lived. …

Weekend A La Carte (October 5)

As Saturdays go, there is a pretty good little collection of Kindle deals to browse through. Godly Leaders Welcome Correction They do, indeed! “We’ve all read news headlines covering fallen leaders of highly profitable organizations, thousand-membership churches, and model families. One question I can’t help but ask is, ‘Did he or she invite correction, or were they surrounded by yes-people?’” 5 Prayers Prompted by Playboy’s Rebrand Playboy has decided to “rebrand” itself. “As believers in Jesus, how should we respond? …