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A La Carte (8/3)

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J.C. Ryle Quotes
Here’s a new blog that aims “to expose Christians to the writings of J.C. Ryle by providing his Christ-centered quotes Monday-Friday to stir your mind toward the glory of God…” Be sure to subscribe to get your daily bit of Ryle.


The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy is this month’s free download at ChristianAudio.com. Get it while the getting’s good!


A Girl’s Guide to Marrying Well
Following the success of A Guy’s Guide to Marrying Well, Boundless Magazine is offering A Girl’s Guide to Marrying Well as a free download.


Verse Card Maker
Here’s a great little site that exists to help you make memory verse cards. “The Verse Card Maker is a simple and efficient way to create customized verse cards for scripture memory. The only thing required of the user is a list of references, and then the Verse Card Maker does the rest by fetching the text and returning a fully formatted PDF ready for front and back printing.”


8 Ways Twitter Can Benefit the Christian
Cal.vini.st offers 8 ways that Twitter can benefit the Christian. “Much has been said, and much more I’m confident will be said, as to the negative effects Twitter is having, and will have, upon our world. Not the least of which is the temptation to be narcissistic, or the ability to destroy the English language in 140 characters or less. However, my desire is to share some of the benefits that can accompany the use of Twitter. Some of these benefits may be unique to my experience, whereas others have been ‘tweeted’ to me.”


Piper Quotes
At “The Responsible Puppet” you’ll find a great list of “30 Witticisms from Pastor Piper.” A favorite: “I don’t want to live in this body for the rest of eternity. I can’t see. My wife thinks I can’t hear. I can hear, but my wife thinks I can’t. It’s the fan! It’s the fan!”


  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 11)

    A La Carte: The blessing of constant curiosity / Church discipline in the digital age / Don’t be too easy to join / Body matters in Genesis / The local church is a sandbox / Seasons in a pastor’s life / and more.

  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.