A La Carte (November 11)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include some classics and a whole lot of newer works. (Parenthetically, I happened to notice that Amazon has Timbuk2 backpacks and bags on sale today; that makes them really good bags at a very good price.) Will We Remember Our Life in Heaven? Even the Trauma? Wyatt Graham

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Drifting

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Do you ever feel like your faith and trust in God begins to waiver? Do you feel doubt nibble at your heart and mind? It happens to all of us at one point or another through life. Frustration and discouragement are usually the result. When that happens we often begin to neglect praying, quietly

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Are You Drifting?

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.”  Hebrews 2:1 Recently, I heard a presentation from a former field artillery officer. He said that when on the training or battlefield, the first order at the dawn of a new day was to

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A Singing Heart

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp and Saul would feel better, and the evil spirit would go away” I Samuel 16:23 King Saul had disobeyed God and the spirit of the Lord had left him. Instead, the Lord had sent a tormenting spirit that filled him

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His Listening Heart

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
One of my sons when he was little had an endearing habit of grabbing my face so that I would look at him while he was talking. I confess that as a busy mom I was often distracted and found myself half-listening to my talkative son and this was his way of grabbing my attention […]

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Jesus According to the New Testament

Category: ALL, Interviews, Outreach
James D. G. DunnJesus According to the New TestamentGrand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2019.Foreword by Rowan WilliamsAvailable at Eerdmans and Amazon.com. Experienced New Testament scholar James D. G. Dunn has published his research on Christian origins in numerous commentaries, books, and

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Weekend A La Carte (November 9)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of classics. Not surprisingly, Westminster Books is featuring deals on Christmas-related books (both for personal reading and for giving away to others). (Yesterday on the blog: The Creaking on the Stairs) 3 Ways to Stay Christian During Election Season

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Readers write: “Mars or bust” comic

Category: News
Mars and childhood memory I found that reading “Mars or bust: A comic” in the Oct. 14 Monitor Weekly was far more interesting than reading an article about colonizing the planet for two simple reasons.  First, it brought me back to my childhood in Colombia. I used to sit down next to my

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Pray Before You Leap

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love, Pray, prayer
As I recently prayed about an important decision I needed to make, I remembered there was a time when I didn’t. As a young Christian I didn’t even know that I should. When I was in my early twenties I moved without even praying about it. I loved God and it was not my intention […]

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My Foot is Slipping

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul”  Psalm 94:18-19 Thoughts on today’s verse While we are amazed at the vastness of God’s reach and the awesome breadth of his power and the

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The Vault in Your Soul

Category: Young Adults and Singles
On the short list of things people usually associate with my home state of Kentucky—horse racing, bourbon, an obsession with college basketball—one of the most prominent is Fort Knox. Popular culture really knows just one thing about Fort Knox: there’s gold in there. Which isn’t just an urban

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How rugby became a marker for inclusion in South Africa

Category: News
When Siya Kolisi hoisted the trophy from the Rugby World Cup over his head to thunderous applause, the symbolism was hard to miss. For black rugby players and fans here, the Springboks’ World Cup win confirmed something they’d spent years trying to convince their families and neighbors. Rugby

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The Creaking on the Stairs

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
You do meet some interesting people in the Christian world, whether such meetings happen through real-life interactions or whether they happen through books and blogs. When it comes to Mez McConnell, I’ve met him in all of those ways—I have read his books, I have read many of the articles he

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A La Carte (November 8)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include some Bible study material, some books by Jen Pollock Michel, and a couple of volumes from the New Studies in Biblical Theology series. Also, Amazon has some board games on sale today if you want to stock up. Then there are some pretty good Logos deals to be had this

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Authority in an Age of Autonomy

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“But of the Son he says, ‘Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.’  Hebrews 1:8 William Ernest Henley’s famous poem Invictus closes with the lines, “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” Though written in 1875,

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