Reading Classics Together – The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (VII)

After a week’s absence (based on a week’s vacation) I am back today with the next chapter (Chapter 7) of Jeremiah Burroughs’ The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. The topic for this reading is “The Excellence of Contentment.” I do trust that many of you continue to read the book with me. Summary Every week I feel the need to begin with an expression of my affection for this book. Today will be no different! What a great book this …

Reading Classics Together – The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (V)

The more I read of this book the more comfortable I am declaring it one of the best books I’ve ever read. I hope that is no small praise as I’ve read an awful lot of books. But this, at least through the first half (or nearly half) is speaking to me in a way few books do. The teaching is powerful, the illustrations superb. I have read and enjoyed Burroughs in the past, but never as much as I …

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Lydia Brownback, author and editor extraordinaire, has recently released a couple of books in a new “On-the-Go Devotional” series. Written for women, “On-the-Go Devotionals easily tuck into a purse or gym bag and make great gifts. Each lesson is self-contained, with Scripture and a paragraph or two of teaching that will steer women away from worldly coping techniques, away from themselves and their circumstances, and onto God and their security in Christ.” The first in series is Trust: A Godly …

A La Carte (7/9)

Monday July 9, 2007 Humor: Alex Chediak made my day with this. ChurchMerch: ChurchMerch goes to a new, even more revolting extreme. Music: I found this video really interesting. The speaker, Evelyn Glennie, is a very talented deaf percussionist and she explains how to listen to music with your whole body. Books: CT recently had an article discussing the ongoing pursuit of the next big thing in publishing. Liveblogging: Adrian is liveblogging the Together on a Mission conference.

A La Carte (11/14)

Tuesday November 14, 2006 Music: at Reformed Blacks of America Miguel Davilla writes an interesting article about Holy Hip Hop. “It can be real easy to look at (or listen to) the unregenerate, unconverted Hip Hop culture and music and know that it is unclean and wicked. The mistake that we need to avoid is to believe that the culture is one that is beyond the redemption of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Church: Paul is beginning a series based on …

A La Carte (10/30)

Monday October 30, 2006 Reformation Day: If you are a blogger, don’t forget about the Reformation Day Symposium. Entries are due by tomorrow. Get details here. Music: The wonderfully eclectic Sufjan Stevens has a series of Christmas albums coming out and they are available for pre-order beginning tomorrow from this site. “Having an inherent aversion to the standard Christmas carol, Sufjan indulged in the project initially as an exercise to make himself ‘appreciate’ Christmas more. It was a tough childhood, …

A La Carte (10/24)

Tuesday October 24, 2006 Islam: FoxNews has a spooky article dealing with a huge increase of crimes committed against police officers and firemen in France. There is “increasingly violent conflict between police and gangs in tough, largely immigrant French neighborhoods that were the scene of a three-week paroxysm of rioting last year.” Music: “Christianity Today” reports that Derek Webb’s album “Mockingbird,” which is now available for free download, has been downloaded over 50,000 times since September 1. The promotion has, …

A La Carte (10/18)

Wednesday October 18, 2006 Du Jour: Mark Dever shares some wise and humble words about pride as impatience. Impatience “is a disguise for the sin of pride, the ugliest of all sins, and the most direct rejection of God’s authority and of a humble joy in His provision for me in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Music: Here’s one for all the U2 fans. “Bono, the rock star and campaigner against Third World debt, is asking the Irish government to …

A La Carte (09/27)

Wednesday September 27, 2006 Katrina: Lakeview Christian Center has released a new (very professional) video providing information about their efforts in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Music: If you are in the U.S., you can download a new song by Switchfoot. “Dirty Second Hands” will be on their new album, “Oh! Gravity,” set to release December 26. Blogging: If you use Movabletype, this is a plugin you may want to investigate. “The plugin catches and cleans characters …

December 30, 2005: Petra Appreciation Day

As you may have heard, and definitely have heard if you read this site with any consistency, the band Petra has decided to retire. “After 33 years of music and ministry, Christian rock pioneer PETRA will come to a close. December 2005 will mark the end to a ministry that has boldly and consistently proclaimed the gospel in the United States and abroad. The decision to retire the band was mutual by all members. The band has impacted generations of …