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A La Carte (9/17)

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An Open Letter to an Older Woman – Yes! Catherine Parks nails it in this article, an open letter to older Christian women who continue to encounter words like “fresh,” “new,” and “young.” Is there still a place for them?

The Preacher’s Besetting Sins – Here’s a good look at the preacher and vanity. “It took me a long while to realise that there is the world of difference between wondering: what will people make of this (i.e. the sermon) and what will people make of me.”

Clinics Closing at Record RateChristianity Today reports that abortion clinics are closing at record rates.

Ghost Towns – “There is nothing more haunting than a once-thriving town that has been abandoned and consumed by the elements. Here are images from some of the most incredible ghost towns in the world.” While looking at photo essays, here is an amazing one from Moises Saman, one of the leading conflict photographers of our time.

Crazy Busy – You may enjoy this deliberately awkward interview between Justin Taylor and Kevin DeYoung.

Your faith will not fail while God sustains it; you are not strong enough to fall away while God is resolved to hold you.

—J.I. Packer

  • 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.