Skip to content ↓

A La Carte (9/24)

A La Carte Collection cover image

Ten Myths About Premarital Sex – Sean McDowell read Premarital Sex in America by Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker and was pleasantly surprised at some of the insights. In this article he distills the book’s last chapters and the ten myths it debunks there.

The Gen Y Nightmare – Frederic Filloux is a very, very good thinker about technology. In this week’s column he says that Gen Y will — paradoxically — pay a high price for giving up its privacy to Facebook. He looks to a future where companies are constantly data mining everything you’ve ever done and said on Facebook. It’s fascinating and probably not entirely unlikely. (Also, if you’re of a technical mind and thinking about Apple’s iOS 6 and its map problem, read this article).

Has Chick-Fil-A Made Concessions? – This strange Chick-Fil-A situation has seemingly taken on a lot of significance in the ongoing look at what tolerance will be willing to tolerate. Some are saying that Chick-Fil-A has now changed their stance; Joe Carter asks if that is true.

The Boundary Between Work and Home – This I like to hear: “A growing number of companies are telling employees to stop using electronics to work even when you are home.”

Sons of God and Daughters of Men – R.C. Sproul Jr. answers this question: Who are the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis 6:1-5? “There are several competing theories on this admittedly peculiar text, a few of them fantastic, at least one of them rather pedestrian, ordinary. Some suggest, for instance, that what is happening here is that angels, typically fallen angels or demons, are intermarrying with human women. My position is the far more pedestrian one, but one that carries with it an important lesson.”

Two Black Churches – Thabiti Anyabwile has a thoughtful article on two black churches, one true and one not.

When the heart full of God’s love can draw on the mind full of God’s word, timely blessings flow from the mouth.

—John Piper

  • 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…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    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…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    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…

  • A La Carte Friday 2

    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.