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A La Carte (11/6)

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Eight Theses on God and Government – Sam Storms presents eight theses on God and government. While on the subject of politics, Joel Beeke has a follow-up to an article he wrote last week in which he shared why he cannot not vote for Mitt Romney.

Abandoned Suitcases – Collectors Weekly shares a fascinating interview and photo gallery. “If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you? From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. Upon the center’s closure in 1995, employees found hundreds of these time capsules stored in a locked attic…”

Writing a Sympathy Card – Paul Tautges reruns an article that offers helpful suggestions on writing a sympathy card, rather a lost art, I think.

What a Pastor’s Kid Needs – Writing at The Gospel Coalition, Barnabas Piper gives a list of 7 things a pastor’s kid needs from his father. Here’s one I’ll need to come back to regularly!

New York Magazine – This is an amazing picture of New York City post-Sandy. It is gracing the cover of the new edition of New York magazine.

The best way to be a good father to your children is to be a good husband to their mother.

—Jay Adams

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.