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Public Prayers – This pastor reflects on one of the things every pastor has to do: pray publicly. “This may come as a surprise but one of my least favorite things to do as a pastor is offer public prayer. I have, I believe, good reasons for my dislike of public prayer.”

Bad Samaritans – Are our cell phones and other devices turning us into bad Samaritans? This article at the Wall Street Journal is worth reading and considering.

Olive Tree – If you are an Olive Tree user, you may like to know that The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment is down to $5.99. There’s a load of other material marked down here.

Marriage, Sex and Cultural Counterfeits – If you are in Southern Ontario, you might be interested in this event. Denny Burk and I will be speaking at Ancaster Canadian Reformed Church on Saturday, November 30.

How to Pray for a Future Husband – Christians are called to pray for everything and anything. So what might a prayer for a future husband sound like?

10 Sanctification Errors to Avoid – Kevin DeYoung offers 10 errors related to santification and the gospel.

Am I Lord of My Wife? – Mounce looks at 1 Peter 3:6 and asks whether Peter means to say that a husband is lord of his wife.

Matthew Henry

A lion in God’s cause must be a lamb in his own.

—Matthew Henry

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • 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…