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A La Carte (11/15)

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I have just one day left in India before I begin the long journey home. I have not had a lot of access to the Internet in the past 24 hours, so have only a few links to share. I hear rumors of a blockbuster trade involving my Toronto Blue Jays but, not surprisingly, that has not made the news in India.

Digital Tabletalk – Here’s news I’m really glad to hear: Ligonier Ministries’ Tabletalk magazine is now available in a digital format. It is on iPad now and will soon be available on other devices.

Does My Temperament Make Me Sad? – “What about the question of temperament? Do ‘people who tend to be more thoughtful also tend to be sadder’?” It’s a good question. David Powlison takes it on.

The Last Letter – Here is the last letter of a godly grandfather. What a legacy!

Fear-Mongering and Loyalties – Mike Leake: “My point in this article is not really even political. I care little about a discussion on Obama, Romney, or any third-party candidate. What I do care about are those professing to be believers being swept up in worldly fear.”

Health is a good thing; but sickness is far better, if it leads us to God.

—J.C. Ryle

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.