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A La Carte (April 14)

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A Legacy Worth Leaving – You’ll enjoy this letter that Ray Ortlund shared. “The following is a letter my dad wrote several years before his death, which he left in his desk, where he knew we would find it…”

Are You Weak Enough for God to Use? – “God is so single-minded in his preference for weakness, that when he wants to use us, he often begins by weakening us.”

Push Back Against Electronic Tipping – I completely agree: this tipping thing is getting out of hand!

Noisetrade or iTunes? – Josh Garrels gives his response on which represents a better way to support an artist you enjoy; scroll down and you’ll see his take on Spotify as well.

Does Calvinism Discourage Evangelism? – Does an affirmation of God’s sovereign election in salvation (commonly called “Calvinism”) discourage people from faithfulness in evangelism?

The Day Lincoln Was Shot – Justin Taylor has a visual FAQ of the day Lincoln was shot.

Marco Rubio’s Faith of Many Colors – Sarah Pulliam Bailey pulls together what we know about Marco Rubio’s faith of many colors.

Bach

Many of us cannot reach the mission fields on our feet, but we can reach them on our knees.

—T.J. Bach

  • 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.