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A La Carte (6/21)

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Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl – Check out this new DVD version of N.D. Wilson’s Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl. Westminster Books has it at 60% off for just a short time. I’ve have a review ready to go if Canada Post hadn’t shut down with my copy of the DVD still in the mail…

Transformed by God’s Grace – Grace Greene is the founder and owner of Peru Paper, a company that employs Peruvian women to hand-make greeting cards sold in the United States and other countries. As a result of Greene’s vision, women in impoverished neighborhoods in Trujillo, Peru, have found new lives as respected artisans, and their work is winning hearts for Christ worldwide.

Books of the Year – Marvin Olasky writes about WORLD’s books of the year. “Two new books are important responses to the rapidly growing promotion of theistic- or, more properly, deistic-evolution…”

Forged Not Found – Jennifer Smidt says that an excellent wife is forged, not found. “My task-oriented, performance-driven heart attempts to fix itself by making a list: An excellent wife cooks with organic food (not Velveeta), sews her own clothing (or at least irons her husbands shirts!), speaks only words dripping with grace (and not sarcasm) and reads her Bible for hours on end (okay, minutes?!)).”

Date Night – I got a laugh out of this. “We all like surprises. We all like to laugh. When you combine these two together under the banner of some of life’s most basic questions, you have something special. This is what my wife and I experienced on Saturday night…”

The Tree of Life – Michael Horton reviews the new film The Tree of Life. A brief quote: “I’m going to go out on a limb here, but it’s provoked by the film itself. Intentional or not, the movie exhibits some of the deep ontological flaws in Roman Catholic theology.”

The Beauty of My Wife – Julian writes about an important theme: how he and I can both declare our wife to be the most beautiful woman in the world…and how we can both be right.

The Cello Song – This is really well done.

Jesus produced mainly three effects: hatred, terror, adoration. There was no trace of people expressing mild approval.

—C.S. Lewis

  • 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.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…