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A La Carte (11/27)

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T-t-t-talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation – Carl Trueman is talking about this generation, but thinking about the next. “One cannot truly assess a Christian leader until one can see clearly what his legacy is. That is sobering to anyone who is a minister, from the pastor of a small church to the international statesman.”

As White As Snow – We got our first snow yesterday and Dr. Haykin wrote a poem about it (he lives not too far from my home).

The Most Important Book – Westminster Books is having a big one-week sale on Bibles. Some of them are up to 65% off.

Pastoral Counseling with Tedd Tripp – From January 7-12, Midwest Center for Theological Studies will be live-streaming a course on pastoral counseling with Tedd Tripp. It’s free for all!

A Translation Conundrum – Bill Mounce always does a good job of showing just what a difficult thing it is to translate the Bible. Here he shows once again how all translators are traitors.

Uncharted Waters – I’ve always wanted to visit Alaska. This video makes me want to visit even more!

Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.

—G.K. Chesterton

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • 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.