A La Carte (February 25)

Today’s Kindle deals include some solid books from Crossway (and a couple of others as well). (Yesterday on the blog: Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon) African United Methodists Won’t Trade Bible for Dollars This is a wonderful read. “And then please hear me when I say as graciously as I can: we Africans are not children in need of western enlightenment when it comes to the church’s sexual ethics. We do not need to hear a progressive U.S. bishop …

Weekend A La Carte (February 23)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of classics. Will Woke Progressives Allow Celebrities to Be Christian? David French: “We cannot exist as a pluralistic and diverse society if the price of admission to any American industry is the abandonment of religious faith to conform to the demands of the intolerant.” He refers particularly to Chris Pratt and his new involvement with Hillsong. What Killed the Biggest Passenger Plane Ever Flown? “The Airbus A380 is awesome and huge — the biggest …

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A La Carte (February 22)

Thanks for bearing with me through an article-less week. I hope to have some fresh content next week. But for now, I continue with the daily A La Carte. Westminster Books has deals on books for parents and grandparents. From Mars Hill to Harvest: Hope for a Wounded Church CT reports on recent events at Harvest Bible Chapel. “Harvest numbers around 12,000 members across seven campuses. As a result of the saga, some have already stopped attending or joined nearby …

A La Carte (February 21)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of Bibles and a commentary. The search continues! 5 Best Practices for Preventing Sex Abuse in Your Church “This article offers five ways to help your church avoid being added to a growing list of churches that had their heads in the sand, thinking such a thing would never happen to them.” Please read this article or one of the many like it. And please take the precautions outlined. What is a Biblical Counselor? …

A La Carte (February 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include an eclectic little list of titles that may prove interesting. As always, you may find something that appeals in this week’s deals from Westminster Books. The Bewildering Mr. Brainerd “No doubt, it was Brainerd’s desire for holiness, zeal for the conversion of the lost, earnestness in prayer and perseverance in the midst of unparalleled affliction that set him apart as one of the most important figures in church history. When we read his Diary we are …

A La Carte (February 19)

Today’s Kindle deals include a solid biography of Martin Luther and several other good books. What Was It Like to Pastor at 17? HB Charles Jr.: “What was it like to pastor at seventeen? Ultimately, the short answer is God. For that matter, the long answer is God. God did it all! God saved me. God called me to preach. God gave me to my first church and my first church to me. And God provided everything and everyone I …

A La Carte (February 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few solid titles from Crossway. This is going to be an “A La Carte only” week at the blog. I finished up the first draft of a book last week and am in a lot of pain from doing so (context). So I’m going to mostly stop typing for the week and hope it helps. I’ve also got an appointment with a specialist this week (that, coincidentally, was booked months ago) and hope to get …

Weekend A La Carte (February 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include some classics and some newer works. If you’re looking for something even less expensive, you may want to browse through Nitoy Gonzalez’s latest roundup of free stuff. (Yesterday on the blog: Has the Bible Been Preserved For Us Today?) Sex Abuse Among Southern Baptists Keith Whitfield: “As Southern Baptists, we have to come to face reality: These reports show a systemic problem spanning decades of neglect in handling abuse cases in our local churches and through our …

A La Carte (February 15)

I wasn’t able to track down any new Kindle deals, though there’s lots to sort through from the past week. However, Westminster Books has some new releases on sale, including John Piper’s new one as well as Mere Calvinism, which I very much enjoyed. (Yesterday on the blog: How Can We Glorify God with Our Time?) Why Men Like Me Shouldn’t Be Pastors Samuel James: “Why did it take whistleblowers and journalists to identify disqualifications that should have been obvious to those with the …

A La Carte (February 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include some excellent resources on the local church. You’ll also find my little book Run to Win and a few from Reformation Heritage Books. (Yesterday on the blog: Biographies for People Who Have Never Read a Biography) James MacDonald Fired from Harvest “In the midst of efforts to reconcile with longtime critics, Harvest Bible Chapel fired its founder and senior pastor James MacDonald for ‘engaging in conduct … contrary and harmful to the best interests of the church.’” …