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A La Carte (8/23)

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Can You Define the Relationship? – “In a sinful world, we glimpse something particularly depraved in this abortion contract, and also something uniquely insightful about modern culture.”

$5 Friday – Ligonier has some pretty good books for sale today in their $5 Friday. There are titles by Al Mohler, R.C. Sproul, Alistair Begg and Anthony Carter.

What Is Discernment? – Sinclair Ferguson has a good article on one of my favorite subjects. “Discernment is learning to think God’s thoughts after Him, practically and spiritually; it means having a sense of how things look in God’s eyes and seeing them in some measure ‘uncovered and laid bare’ (Heb. 4:13).”

E-books Your Children Are Reading – “Parents should monitor what e-books their children are reading, the NSPCC has warned amid fears over inappropriate content being downloaded by youngsters.”

Counting the CostChristianity Today writes about why it is hard to get an accurate and consistent count of the number of people being martyred today.

Creatures Great and Small – From the Big Picture: “Here’s a collection of recent photos of animals from around the world. With such diverse and fascinating subjects, photographers can’t help but capture daily the creatures with which we share this earth.”

Resentful About Homemaking – This blogger offers a helpful response to this: “I was wondering if any of you have any advice, or could recommend a talk or book, that could encourage me in my role as homemaker. I have been becoming increasingly irritated and resentful about doing all the housework lately (as well as finances, admin, handy man stuff etc). I’m also the one who is training the children to do it. Maybe I need to share it with my husband more, I don’t know.”

When husbands and wives are well yoked, how light their load becomes.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • 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.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.