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A La Carte (11/21)

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Why Are You Afraid? – Cornell, who writes from Kenya, grapples with the kind of fear few of us have had to experience–the threat of violence and terrorism that chases people from their homes and makes them fear for their lives.

A Visual Guide to the Unborn – Science and technology are always on the side of life. STR highlights a new iBook that sounds remarkable.

The Dirtiest Place in Your Home – Is the toilet seat the dirtiest place in your home? Turns out there are things far worse. “It’s one of the cleanest things you’ll run across in terms of micro-organisms,” he says. “It’s our gold standard – there are not many things cleaner than a toilet seat when it comes to germs.”

Areas of Neglect – Brian Croft points to three common areas of neglect in the life of the pastor. It’s often the seemingly small things that make such a difference.

So Long as You Rejoice – Mark Altrogge says that you don’t have to like what is happening to you, as long as you rejoice through it.

Teach me that if I do not live a life that satisfies Thee, I shall not have a life that satisfies myself. –Unknown Author (from The Valley of Vision)


  • The Path to Contentment

    The Path to Contentment

    I wonder if you have ever considered that the solution to discontentment almost always seems to be more. If I only had more money I would be content. If I only had more followers, more possessions, more beauty, then at last I would consider myself successful. If only my house was bigger, my influence wider,…

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    A La Carte (April 22)

    A La Carte: Why my shepherd carries a rod / When Mandisa forgave Simon Cowell / An open mind is like an open mouth / Marriage: the half-time report / The church should mind its spiritual business / Kindle deals / and more.

  • It Begins and Ends with Speaking

    It Begins and Ends with Speaking

    Part of the joy of reading biography is having the opportunity to learn about a person who lived before us. An exceptional biography makes us feel as if we have actually come to know its subject, so that we rejoice in that person’s triumphs, grieve over his failures, and weep at his death.

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    Weekend A La Carte (April 20)

    A La Carte: Living counterculturally during election season / Borrowing a death / The many ministries of godly women / When we lose loved ones and have regrets / Ethnicity and race and the colorblindness question / The case for children’s worship services / and more.

  • The Anxious Generation

    The Great Rewiring of Childhood

    I know I’m getting old and all that, and I’m aware this means that I’ll be tempted to look unfavorably at people who are younger than myself. I know I’ll be tempted to consider what people were like when I was young and to stand in judgment of what people are like today. Yet even…

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    A La Carte (April 19)

    A La Carte: The gateway drug to post-Christian paganism / You and I probably would have been nazis / Be doers of my preference / God can work through anyone and everything / the Bible does not say God is trans / Kindle deals / and more.