Weekend A La Carte (June 19)

May the Lord bless and keep you as you enjoy him this weekend. There’s quite a collection of Kindle deals today–for a Saturday, at least. (Yesterday on the blog: It’s All Chocolate) The Good Commission I’ve read many articles on a similar theme, but this one added an interesting element: the notion of “the good commission.” A Good Friday Ride Sophia Lee tells about an evangelistic opportunity and how it made her reconsider how astonishing and offensive the gospel is. …

A La Carte (June 18)

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. If you’d like to sharpen your knowledge of Job, Westminster Books has a sale on a pair of resources by Christopher Ash–one big, one small. (Also, don’t forget their spring clearance sale.) I’m running out of fresh ways to say it! There are a few Kindle deals today. Remembering Finn I think you’ll enjoy reading Kristin’s memories of Finn. Christians, Beware the Blame Game Carl Trueman comes …

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A La Carte (June 17)

Good morning. May the Lord bless and keep you today. Today’s Kindle deals includes a nice list of theological works from Crossway. (Yesterday on the blog: Fruitfulness and Usefulness) Recognizing You on Father’s Day Even Though Your Hair Is Gray This is a sweet Father’s Day tribute. In Praise of the Ordinary Fathers Making an Extraordinary Difference Speaking of Father’s Day, “This morning, with Father’s Day right around the corner, I prodded my usually matter-of-fact, non-introspective husband to dig deep …

A La Carte (June 16)

Good morning. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today. Westminster Books is doing a little spring cleaning and that has led to some pretty good sales. There’s a reasonable list of Kindle deals today with more coming tomorrow. Sometimes I Think I Hear Singing This is a wonderful bit of writing. “I wake in the night to the moon rising, hushed, over the lake. I sense it there, in the soft lapping of water, in …

A La Carte (June 15)

May the God of love and peace be with you today. There’s an eclectic little list of Kindle deals today. (Yesterday on the blog: This Broken, Beautiful World) Should We Quote the Bible to Non-Christians? George Sinclair asks the question in a Canadian context, but it extends far beyond our borders. “It is rarely talked about, but many Christians today would say that you should not quote the Bible to a non-Christian. They might say that people who quote the Bible …

A La Carte (June 14)

Good morning. May grace and peace be with you today. Today’s Kindle deals include what I guess we could consider some odds and ends. On Masks, Vaccines, and Church Unity I consider this one very, very important. “When the pandemic first began, many elders likely sensed that the unity of their churches was about to be tested. This past year has borne that suspicion out, as nearly every pastor has felt himself pulled in all directions by people that he …

Weekend A La Carte (June 12)

May God bless and keep you as you worship him this weekend. Today’s Kindle deals include some classics, including one I haven’t listed before (Great Gain). (Yesterday on the blog: Gun Lap) The Lord Does Not Despise the Day of Small Things This one is geared toward pastors of small churches, and perhaps especially rural churches. Think Small for Big Improvements in Preaching Speaking of small, “‘small’ isn’t a particularly attractive word in most instances. Who wants a small bank …

A La Carte (June 11)

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today. Just a reminder that over at my site SquareQuotes you can find a huge collection of the quote graphics I share every day. Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of titles. What the Plummeting Fertility Rate Means for Churches The current trajectories when it comes to fertility rates will inevitably bring some large changes to churches in the future. Philip Jenkins explains. “That change has epochal implications for …

A La Carte (June 10)

Good morning. May the Lord bless and keep you today. This week Westminster Books has discounted books by the incomparable David Powlison, including one that has only just been published. In today’s Kindle deals you’ll find a selection of books from Crossway. (Yesterday on the blog: Could You Use Some Joy Today?) Rich and Miserable — How Can It Be? “Possessing power and luxury only becomes problematic when possessing power and luxury begins to possess us. Success in the world’s eyes—wealth, …

A La Carte (June 9)

Good morning. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today. There is a nice little collection of Kindle deals to take a look at. Are Tattoos Worse Than Adultery? It may be surprising to know that in some cultures, tattoos are considered worse than adultery. What we do with that information has important implications for Christian unity. He Will Come “In the politics; the rage; the turmoil around and within us. In the fear; the conflict; the …