A La Carte (August 14)

If all goes well, I should be somewhere between Germany and France right around the time this post goes live. I’ll be starting my EPIC: Switzerland journey in Southern France, then driving to Geneva tomorrow. I’m excited to get it all underway! What Can We Learn from the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon? I know, I know, I need to stop posting stuff about Peterson. But this analysis is really good. “He speaks, not just as an academic, not just as a …

A La Carte (August 13)

Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of titles you will probably want to take a look at. (Yesterday on the blog: An Update, a Journey, and a Vacation) How (What) to Pray for Your Grandchildren “Just a few years ago I remember praying that my husband and I would be grandparents one day. Within five years of that prayer we were blessed with five children that would call us grandpa and grandma. Each child is a unique and special gift …

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Weekend A La Carte (August 11)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few books old and new. There are a few specials at Westminster Books that may be of some interest to you. (Yesterday on the blog:  The Difference Between Lament and Grumbling) (Some) Theology Matters “I sat there with tears in my eyes looking at the handsome wooden box wherein the remains of my friend lay—after a rapid and sudden decline—a Christian brother so universally beloved the church building was bursting its capacity, the fire was rekindled. …

A La Carte (August 10)

Yesterday my family made the long drive from Toronto to Louisville, and today we will get my son settled at Boyce College (which, of course, is at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary). We dread saying goodbye to him, but couldn’t be happier for the opportunity he has here. Take good care of him, Louisville! (Yesterday on the blog: Sex on the Silver Screen: Reader Follow-up) How the Shared Family Computer Protected us From our Worst Selves This is a fascinating one. …

A La Carte (August 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include just one single, solitary book. (Yesterday on the blog: Twenty Years Ago Today) “That’s Us Someday,” I Told Him. I enjoyed this one. “Clear and sharp, a remembrance of once-upon-a-time played inside my mind. A day long ago I reached for my husband’s attention, my hand brushing his, while three little girls giggled and wiggled around our legs clamoring for our attention. We were in an amusement park, and our girls were in orbits of excitement when …

A La Carte (August 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include some high-quality books. If you haven’t read Nancy Pearcey’s Finding Truth, now’s the time! (Yesterday on the blog: The Beauty (and History) of Scotland) Hybels Heir Quits Willow as New Accusations Arise There continues to be disturbing news coming from Willow Creek Church (founded by Bill Hybels). And this time it comes from the mainstream media. (In this article Stephen McAlpine makes a few comments.) A Guide to the Evangelical Celebrities and Pastors Dominating Hollywood This is …

A La Carte (August 7)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles you might like to check out. I particularly recommend Christ From Beginning To End. In November I will be speaking at a conference in The Philippines. If that’s of interest to you, all the information is right here. I’d love to meet you there! (Yesterday on the blog: War and Worship) She Posed for a Free Photo Shoot, Now Her Face is Showing Up Everywhere Here’s a cautionary tale we would do well to …

A La Carte (August 6)

I did not track down any new and notable Kindle deals, so will try again for tomorrow. But it’s a holiday today here in Ontario (see the first link below) so I probably won’t try too hard… (Yesterday on the blog: Oft in Sorrow, Oft in Woe) Simcoe Day and the Fight for Human Rights About that holiday… “Secular Canadians possess a natural suspicion towards persons of the Christian faith who serve in public office. The fear is that the Christian will …

Weekend A La Carte (August 4)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles you’ll definitely want to take a peek at. (Yesterday on the blog: Sex on the Silver Screen: A Scenario to Consider) Shouldn’t We Share Our Concerns About a Book Directly with the Author Instead of in the Public Forum? Randy Alcorn is about the kindest person you’ll meet, so his words count for a lot here. “Matthew 18 addresses the need to go to people privately when they’ve sinned against us, or perhaps when …

A La Carte (August 3)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good collection of books about Scripture and theology. (Yesterday on the blog: Why Should I Bother With Church History?) Rome Under Grace (Video) I had the tremendous joy of meeting these folk last year and preaching at their church. Take 12 minutes out of your day to enjoy a beautiful video. Fake Views: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Soviet Photoshopping “Photoshop 1.0 was first released as the Soviet Union was collapsing, but …