Sunday A La Carte (August 25)

I am beginning a week of teaching at Muskoka Bible Centre—one of my favorite places in Ontario. As I begin with back-to-back morning services, here is one of those occasional Sunday A La Carte articles. How the Shortage of Young Men in Churches Affects Marriage Joe Carter: “American churches don’t just have a deficit of men—they have a shortage of unmarried young men. This trend makes it harder for young women find mates who are spiritually compatible.” Was E-mail a …

Weekend A La Carte (August 24)

There’s a handful of Kindle deals to look at today. (Yesterday on the blog: The Care of Souls) Keeping Desire and Temptation in Their Place These are key terms to know and distinguish. “In the history of theological debate, one of the most important steps towards doctrinal clarity involves getting the terminology right. The ancient church sorted through the Trinitarian debate by clarifying the distinction between ‘essence’ and ‘person.”‘ Likewise, the Reformation haggled over the proper meaning of ‘righteousness’ and …

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A La Carte (August 23)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few little books that might interest you. Westminster Books has a deal on the new (and already-released) volumes in the ESV Expository Commentary series. It gives you a chance to get into the series while it’s still new! (And don’t forget about their other sale on Zondervan titles.) If I Share The Gospel, I Might Ruin Our Relationship Many people fear sharing the gospel with friends. “One of the main reasons why many people don’t …

A La Carte (August 22)

Today’s Kindle deals include titles by Joel and Mary Beeke (with whom I shared a delightful dinner just two days ago, as it happens). (Yesterday on the blog: The Sofa Salesperson Who Did Everything Wrong) How to Fall . . . Again Here’s Jared Wilson being wise again. “If you’re a restored church leader — or simply a church member walking in repentance after a fall — you may have some obvious boundaries in place to keep you from the …

A La Carte (August 21)

At Westminster Books you’ll find a great sale on lots of hand-picked Zondervan resources. It includes a number of my books if you’ve been waiting for a sale! It was a joy to meet so many of you at Sing! 2019 and to hear such kind encouragement. I am heading home this morning, but leave blessed and encouraged. (Special thanks to the Averys.) If you’d like to watch the final morning of the conference, you can catch it on livestream. …

A La Carte (August 20)

I am spending the day at Sing! 2019 in Nashville. If you happen to see me, feel free to say hello. I’ll also be making a few appearances on the free livestream if you’re watching from afar. Today’s Kindle deals include some titles that may be of interest. (Yesterday on the blog: These Have Been Good Days, But Hard Times) A Letter to My Daughter’s Birth Mother What a sweet letter! Why You Should Read More (and Less) Books Should you …

A La Carte (August 19)

Today’s Kindle deals include a nice collection of deals that spans several genres and publishers. Have at it! (Yesterday on the blog: On Preparing Your Hands for Church) I am a False Prophet Me too! “I am a false prophet. I am constantly predicting things that don’t come true.” There’s lots of insight on worrying here. Why In-N-Out Isn’t Coming to a City Near You (Video) I rather enjoyed this video on In-N-Out and why they’ve been so deliberate to …

Weekend A La Carte (August 17)

Today’s Kindle deals include some newer books and some older ones—not bad for a Saturday! (Yesterday on the blog: The Power Over Christian Publishing We’ve Given To Amazon) Evidence of Biblical Story Found in Layers of Jerusalem Ash “The Bible describes King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon laying siege to Jerusalem and specifically burning down the temple, the palace and “all the great houses” (2 Kings 25:9). A group of archaeologists believe they’ve found one of those great houses and their discoveries …

A La Carte (August 16)

Today’s Kindle deals aren’t the lowest prices we’ve ever seen, but there are some really solid books there. (For another solid book, check out The Whole Armor of God, on sale at Westminster.) Have You Considered Trying Harder: The Theology of Rachel Hollis Anne Kennedy: “In the world of self-help, a genre to which Americans are peculiarly addicted, Rachel Hollis is suddenly ascendant — her diminutive figure bolstered in six-inch heels, her flawlessly high-lighted hair extensions framing her bright, inviting …

A La Carte (August 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include small but diverse collection of books you should check out. The recent deals from Westminster Books are focused on helping teens see life through three biblical lenses. (Yesterday on the blog: Missing Elements in Our Discussions about Apostasy) 3 Questions D.A. Carson Asks Potential Apostates I’ve read this before. I’m glad I read it again. “Those of us who have had the privilege of leading people to Christ have often observed how a few weeks later, …