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The Church in Canada – The Gospel Coalition is holding an event in Ontario. The Gospel Coalition has an interview with John Mahaffey, a member of the TGC council, on the state of the church in Canada.

Tornadoes – The home of the brother of Bobby Gilles (I have sometimes linked to his blog and music) was destroyed by one of those tornadoes and every member of his family injured. Bobby has the incredible details.

Fat, Sick and Dead – That’s what your desk job is doing to you–making you fat, sick and eventually dead.

Hidden in the Heart – This is a good and important article on hiding the Word in your heart and the difficulty that comes in this digital age.

Kirk Cameron and Piers Morgan – Kirk Cameron got himself into hot water by sharing his beliefs on the Piers Morgan show.

Strike Two – Another heartbreaking blog post from Africa. Reading blog posts like these makes me see how much I take for granted–things ilke a convenient, working health care system.

Tattoos for Lent – I’ve said it before: it’s impossible to lampoon Evangelicalism. “In a hip, artsy, area of Houston, a hip, artsy pastor is taking an unorthodox approach to Lent.Standing in front of his congregation at Ecclesia Church, a congregation he admits is different – more diverse, more urban – than many evangelical churches – Chris Seay encouraged them to do so something he said combines the ideas of sacrifice and devotion that mark the Lenten season, the 40-day lead up to Easter.”

Labor to keep the heart low in prosperity, and full of heavenly cheerfulness in adversity.

—Jeremiah Burroughs

  • 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.

  • 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.