A La Carte (October 14)

The Lord be with you and bless you today. Why Bros Failed at the Box Office Carl Trueman has some thoughts about why the gay rom-com Bros failed at the box office. His analysis is well worth reading, but I would want to add this: I think there’s no significant audience for it. Men don’t generally want to watch rom-coms and women don’t have any great interest in one grounded in a homosexual relationship (and displaying homosexual sex scenes). Hence, …

A La Carte (October 13)

Today Westminster Books has a neat trilogy for kids on sale. You may also enjoy their The Pastor and the Modern World podcast. (Yesterday on the blog: A Manifesto for Times of Suffering) What Does It Mean To Be Winsomely Reformed? Michael Kruger: “It should also be said that being winsomely Reformed does not mean that one is weak, fearful, or lacking in conviction. To say we should be winsome is not to say everything a Christian should be. Christians …

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A La Carte (October 12)

The Lord be with you and bless you today. If you’re into Kindle deals, there are a few from yesterday and today. Yesterday’s link to Samuel James’ review of When Narcissism Comes to Church was broken. I apologize for that! You can find it here. The Silent Sin That Kills Christian Love Here’s Trevin Wax on a too-common sin. “Perhaps the test of faithfulness in a day of moral degradation will be our love for people across chasms of difference. …

A La Carte (October 11)

Blessings to you on this fine day! I was grateful to be on Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio yesterday and on the Disciple-Making Parent Podcast last week. Amazon has lots of deals today, including on their devices like the Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, Fire tablet, Echo, and Echo Show. They also have lots of board games on sale, plus lots of other stuff because of their Prime Early Access sale. (Yesterday on the blog: Today … I’m Thankful) Released: Logos 10 There’s exciting news …

A La Carte (October 10)

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! Today’s Kindle deals include several volumes of the excellent Preaching the Word series of commentaries (which are ideal for devotional reading or sermon preparation or anything in between). (Yesterday on the blog: Seasons of Sorrow Application Questions & Group Study Guide) When My Iranian Friend Took Mohler’s Parking Spot This one gave me a laugh. “‘Hi, this is campus po-lees,’ began the thick Kentucky accent. ‘Are you A.W.?’ ‘I am. Is everything OK?’ I replied, suddenly nervous. ‘Well… …

Weekend A La Carte (October 8)

The Lord bless and keep you as you serve him this weekend. There’s a pretty good list of Kindle deals today. (Yesterday on the blog: Christian, When Persecution Comes: Embrace It) The Great Tribulation—When and How Long? “I am often asked whether or not the ‘tribulation’ is a seven year period which immediately precedes the second coming of Jesus Christ, or is it the entire period of time between Christ’s first and second advent, the so-called ‘great tribulation?’” Kim Riddelbarger answers from …

A La Carte (October 7)

May the Lord be with you and bless you today. Four Ways to Preach Like Jesus Alistair Begg: “If today’s preachers and teachers of God’s Word would strive to preach like Jesus, what kind of lessons might we learn from the Master?” Two Dangers Facing Christians Under Cultural Pressure Doug Eaton describes two dangers facing Christians when we are under cultural pressure. “The first is to give in to the pressure to conform, and the second is to stand defiant …

A La Carte (October 6)

Grace and peace to you today. Today’s Kindle deals include a nice little collection of books. (Yesterday on the blog: So You Think You’re Facing Persecution, Do You?) ‘Jesus Has Left the Building’: Scotland’s Secular Slide—and Signs of Hope “If you could stumble across Scotland on social media, she would be the girl you remember from youth group—the one who went to all the Bible studies, the one you expected to head to the mission field. You’d have to blink …

A La Carte (October 5)

Westminster Books is offering deals on the bestselling books from the recent CCEF National Conference. That includes books by David Powlison, Dane Ortlund, Paul Tripp, and yours truly, among others. I want to continue to acknowledge those who have reviewed Seasons of Sorrow: Doug Eaton, Brianna Lambert, and Pierce Taylor Hibbs have all posted reviews to their sites, for which I’m so thankful. Today’s Kindle deals include the IVP Pocket Reference series. Beware the New Seeker Sensitivity Trevin Wax: “There’s …

A La Carte (October 4)

Blessings to you today! There are a few new Kindle deals this morning. (Yesterday on the blog: Christian, Do You Expect to Face Persecution?) Should Women Preach in Our Churches? Kevin DeYoung: “This is not an article about the case for complementarianism instead of egalitarianism. That matters, of course, but this piece is for self-identified complementarians wondering if their theology can allow, or should allow, for women preaching. Here is the question I want to address: Is there biblical justification, given basic complementarian …