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A La Carte (10/17)

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Quick Tips on Spiritual Growth – Erik Raymond offers some “quick tips on spiritual growth.” But don’t be fooled–there’s nothing quick and easy in the Christian life!

Twenty Years and Counting – Be sure to read this amazing account of Al Mohler’s time at Southern Seminary. Few people know or remember the kind of hostility he faced when he first began there. He also talks about the systematic theology he hopes to write in the future.

Packer’s Systematic Theology – Michael writes about J.I. Packer’s long-awaited Systematic Theology. He and Packer are looking for prayer that Packer will be able to complete it.

Broken Vows – Aaron Armstrong reviews a recent Cruciform Press title, Broken Vows: Divorce and the Goodness of God. And while on the subject of divorce, TIME has a few points about why second marriages are often more difficult than first marriages.

The Russia Left Behind – “On the jarring, 12-hour drive from St. Petersburg to Moscow, another Russia comes into view, one where people struggle with problems that belong to past centuries.” It makes a very interesting article.

The church is a school for sinners, not a museum for saints.

—Anthony Thiselton

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.