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A La Carte (April 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include several work-related titles from Crossway and various other books that are worth checking out.

Why are Bibles Printed With the Text in Two Columns? (Video)

This video answers the perplexing question as to why Bibles tend to be printed with two columns.

Just Give Me Jesus

Here’s a bit of a look at people who want Jesus but without the church.

How Stephen Baldwin’s Thief on the Cross Reached Millions

TGC covers this strange phenomenon.

Why Trains Are So Expensive (Video)

You’ve probably noticed before that it’s often more expensive to take a train than to fly. Here’s why.

The War on Christians in the Middle East

“In effect, the world is witnessing the rise of an entire new generation of Christian martyrs. The carnage is occurring on such a vast scale that it represents not only the most dramatic Christian story of our time, but arguably the premier human rights challenge of this era as well.” (See also Egypt’s Copts Don’t Have Any (Benedict) Options.)

Are Short-Term Mission Trips Valuable?

Randy Alcorn takes a crack at this question.

The Cast of Characters

Justin Taylor has a guide to the cast of characters who play a role in Jesus’s final week.

Hosting and Accepting Speaking Engagements

I’ve been working on an article on this, too. But for now, here’s Jared Wilson’s take on how to host and accept speaking engagements.

Flashback: How Many People Go To Your Church?

It usually doesn’t take long for a conversation with a pastor to progress to that point. For the pastor this can be a moment of pride or humility, freedom or shame. And somehow it is a question that always seems to come up.

We may never know the treacherous journey people have taken to land in the pew next to us.

—Rosaria Butterfield

  • 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.