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Answering Objections – STR: “I was listening to a sermon by Tim Keller that addressed common objections to the Bible as God’s Word, and I thought this was a very clever point. He has a way of turning an objection into a virtue.” They describe how he does that.

The Humility to Be an Example – I’ve often reflected on this, the humility of putting yourself forward as an example.

Undivided Attention – “What captures the attention of toddlers and infants most at Disneyworld? The costumes? The animations? The rides? The toys? Nope, none of these things. According to a recent study, it’s their parents cellphones!”

VeggieTales and Moralism – Gene Veith drew my attention to an interesting article that I guess I had missed until now. “Phil Vischer, the creator of Veggie Tales, went bankrupt in 2003, sold the franchise, and turned to other ventures. In an interview with World Magazine, he says how he realized that the ‘Christian’ message of those talking vegetables was not Christianity at all.”

I Accused My Wife of Infidelity – “I accused my wife of infidelity last year. No, there was no evidence. No, there was no change in our relationship. No, it is not characteristic of her in the slightest. However, I had my reasons … Getting ahead of myself.”

When thou sleepest, think that thou art resting on the battlefield; when thou walkest, suspect an ambush in every hedge.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • 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.