A La Carte (April 25)

Grace and peace to you. Today’s Kindle deals include an interesting title by Collin Hansen and Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra. (Yesterday on the blog: Deconstruction, Exvangelicals, and Jumping Overboard from an Ocean Liner) Should Christians Always Submit to the Government? Robert W. Yarbrough comments on Romans 13 and whether Christians should always submit to the government. We have to work in the confines of reality “Jesus has not called us to shepherd churches other than the ones he has given us. He …

Weekend A La Carte (April 23)

My gratitude goes to TGC for sponsoring the blog this week with news of their upcoming Good Faith Debates. Today’s Kindle deals include some classics and some newer works. (Yesterday on the blog: The Loveliest Place) Inviting God into the Hard Places When we face difficulties we always long for deliverance. But “what if—rather than deliverance from the hard—he wants you to invite him into it? What if he wants you to seek his presence in the hard, more than …

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A La Carte (April 22)

May the Lord be with you and bless you on this fine day. Shepherds Please Think, “Protect Well.” Please Stop Saying, “Suffer Well.” Bob Kellemen explains by way of personal example why it’s so important for Christians to think about protecting those who are suffering (rather than simply telling them to suffer well). When Good Things Spiritually Harm Our Kids “We worry about so many things when it comes to this world we’re raising kids in. But the truth is …

A La Carte (April 21)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you. Today’s Kindle deals include books by Barnabas Piper and Leland Ryken. (Yesterday on the blog: Sorrowful Departures and Joyful Arrivals) Sin Is “Barbs In Your Eyes, Thorns In Your Sides” “Imagine a barb in your eye. A thorn in your side. Talk about painful. Debilitating. Something that hurts. That’s the picture God uses to warn the pre-land Israelites what it’ll be like if they don’t drive out the nations. The nations will be ‘barbs …

A La Carte (April 20)

May the Lord bless and keep you today. There are a few more Kindle deals to browse through today. Will My Son Go to Heaven? Infancy, Disability, and Sovereign Grace That all those who die in infancy or with a severe cognitive disability go to heaven is by far the majority position among Christians, and in this article John Knight defends that position. (The next most common position is that the Bible simply doesn’t make it clear, so we should put our …

A La Carte (April 19)

I hope that all of you who are at T4G this week are blessed and encouraged by the experience. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it for this one! Today’s Kindle deals include another good little list. (Yesterday on the blog: A Family Easter Update) If Ben Had Been There I love this one! Andrea imagines the resurrection if her son Ben had been there. “My son Ben has cognitive disabilities and very little language. But sometimes he intuitively understands what our …

A La Carte (April 18)

Grace and peace to you on this fine Easter Monday (which is a holiday in these parts). There is a very long list of Kindle deals available today. (Yesterday on the blog: Why Should We Try To Add One Stitch To a Finished Garment?) We Should Talk About Disney Trevin Wax tells how Disney’s current controversy is different from some other issues that appear similar. “In this case, it’s not about your Whopper with rainbow-colored wrapping, or the propriety of Pepsi taking a …

Weekend A La Carte (April 16)

There are some more Kindle deals to browse through today, for those who are interested in such things. (Yesterday on the blog: Approaching the Tomb with Joy) Go to Funerals It’s good advice, this. “Let me encourage you to something: consider attending every funeral that occurs in your church’s life. And if you are a pastor, disciple your members to attend funerals.” The Art of Heavenly-Mindedness “‏Earthly-mindedness is to the mind what gravity is to the body—it is an invisible, powerful, and …

A La Carte (April 15)

I trust you are enjoying God’s grace as you prepare to remember Christ’s death and celebrate his resurrection this weekend. Today’s Kindle deals include at least a couple of interesting titles. Meat from the Sky and the Resurrection’s Plausibility “In 1876, a Kentucky grandmother was making lye soap on her front porch. Suddenly, an odd series of thuds in the field beside her house interrupted the silence of her labors. She sent her grandson out to see what was happening. …

A La Carte (April 14)

Grace and peace to you today, my friends. There are a couple of Kindle books on sale—one by Kevin DeYoung and one by John Stott. (Yesterday on the blog: 40 Random Pieces of Advice for the Christian Life) Was Jesus Punctual? I found this a very helpful cross-cultural look at punctuality. “The English phrase ‘don’t waste your time’ has an equivalent in Spanish: ‘no pierdas el tiempo’, which strictly translated means ‘don’t lose [the] time’. There is, nonetheless, a subtle difference …