A La Carte (January 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of books, including one good one by R.C. Sproul. (Yesterday on the blog: Get To Know Onthatile Children’s Ministries) Max Lucado’s Endorsement of Jen Hatmaker: What it Means and Why it Matters This is important: “It can be tempting to view any display of disunity as divisive. But we would do good to remember that the Bible places the blame for divisions on the ones bringing in the false doctrine, not on those who …

A La Carte (January 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole list of biographies as well as a couple of other titles. The lowest-cost Kindle as well as the best-value-for-money Kindle (Paperwhite) are both on sale just now. The Eleven Commandments For Long Winded Preachers There is lots of stuff in this list of eleven commandments for long winded preachers. Like this: “Thou shalt not neglect summarising. This is the key to preaching more briefly. Say in a point what you could say in a …

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A La Carte (January 14)

There is a pretty good selection of Kindle deals to browse through today. There’s some Wiersbe, some Lewis, some Keller and some others… (Yesterday on the blog: The Rules for Alliteration) Dining in the Dark: Is Communion Christ’s Flesh? It’s so important that we get our theology of communion right. Clint Archer writes about his transformed understanding. “It was common for me to get the chills, moved with wonder, at the ethereal sound of the altar boy’s chimes, sounded at …

A La Carte (January 13)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few books—but they are good books mostly by John Piper, at least. Untangling the Theology of Star Wars There is lots of theology, or spirituality at least, in Star Wars. But what does it all add up to? “Throughout the saga, Star Wars mixed in some animism, transcendentalism, and a variety of other isms, making it almost impossible for The Rise of Skywalker to complete the story without leaving gaping plot holes, which it does. …

Sunday A La Carte (January 12)

This was one of those rare weeks when I collected more good material for A La Carte than I could use in just six days. For that reason, I put together a special “Sunday edition.” Enjoy! Words That Honor God’s Word “Words are extremely powerful. They can build up, and they can destroy. And we who claim to be Christians must be exceedingly careful how we use those words. Especially when we believe that we are defending the truths of …

Weekend A La Carte (January 11)

Today’s Kindle deals include several excellent classics and a couple of newer works. (Yesterday on the blog: Piercing Heaven: A Prayer Book You’ll Actually Use) Humbly Coming Before Our Father “Although most people, even many professing Christians, believe that everyone is a child of God in a spiritual way, the word of God is undeniably clear that only those who are united to the Son by faith are the adopted children of God. These, and these alone, are those with …

A La Carte (January 10)

Westminster Books says Ed Welch’s Created to Draw Near is their small group book of the year. And they’ve got it on sale for now. Through Cruciform Press we’ve got some interesting new books: The definitive collection of John Piper’s missions-oriented sermons, drawn from his more than 35 years of ministry (Cruciform or Amazon). And Michael Kruger’s Cruciform Quick booklet, The Ten Commandments of Progressive Christianity (Cruciform or Amazon). Can Women Be Sent Out as Missionaries? Can women be sent …

A La Carte (January 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books on prayer. Also, The Good Book Company will give you a free copy of Tim Lane’s book Unstuck if you join their mailing list. (Yesterday on the blog: Have You Read a Book Yet This Year?) Is Francis Chan Right about the Lord’s Supper? Francis Chan recently made some not-so-helpful comments about the Lord’s Supper. Wyatt Graham provides some kind interaction. (See also Nick Batzig’s Communing with Christ in the Supper.) A …

A La Carte (January 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection of books that cross a bunch of different categories. A Timeshare in Babylon This matters. “Sexual sin is not a merely ‘personal sin’, a kind of foible of our personality, a misfiring of our biology, but it is a declaration of allegiance, it is the purchase of a timeshare in Babylon. As Christians, when we sin sexually, we are handing in our heavenly passport to the offices of a hostile embassy, we …

A La Carte (January 7)

There’s a nice little collection of Kindle deals to browse through today. (Yesterday on the blog: How Is God Present in Our Pain?) Dads, Your Children Need Both Quality and Quantity Time with You Randy Alcorn challenges dads to focus on both quality and quantity time with their kids. The Long Obedience This is a sweet one from Susan Lafferty. How Do I Respond to Sexual Dreams? I’m including this one largely because, of the thousands of submissions to Ask …