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A La Carte (April 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include some books for kids and some books for adults. It’s a good mix.

(Yesterday on the blog: Book Recommendation: Heaven on Earth)

6 Misconceptions About the New Testament

Core Christianity addresses six common misconceptions about the New Testament. I guarantee you’ve heard at least a few of them!

Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City

I’ve read a few short commentaries on this ridiculous article from the New Yorker. I’d say Dr. Mohler gets it about right: “If you ever wonder how the condescending elitist secular journalistic left gets the reputation of being openly hostile to Christianity, see [this] rancid article.”

The Noose of History

I rely on a few trusted voices for interpreting news and events, and Lisa Robinson is among them. “It’s been quite a week on social media in the aftermath of the MLK50 Conference sponsored by The Gospel Coalition. As the conference title suggests, the main thrust of the conference was to sponsor, if you will, Dr. King’s clarion call for racial equality.”

The Secret Language of Ships

This was surprisingly interesting. “Signs and symbols on the sides of ships tell stories about an industry few outsiders understand.”

The Hopscotch Experiment

I’m kind of bothered that so few people took the opportunity…

Is There Anything Good About Pain?

AiG: “Pain protects us from bigger problems—not just outside but inside. The pain of an inflamed appendix, for instance, often drives us to seek medical care before the appendix ruptures. As a medical doctor and a Christian, I’ve seen innumerable cases where such pain has helped people in this sin-cursed world.” But pain also raises some necessary questions.

Why It’s Almost Impossible to Throw a 110 MPH Fastball

This video shows why fastballs have probably gotten just about as fast as they’ll get. Then again, it seems that records were made to be broken. (Also, the guy trying to pitch here has embarrassingly bad form!)

The Amazing Thing About #SticksOutForHomboldt

“It was sincere, spontaneous and simple. It wasn’t sponsored by any brand. It was just Canadians wanting to show they care.”

Flashback: The Seed of Divorce

The world, the flesh, and the devil are all committed to the destruction of marriage, and each of those enemies brings its own evil seeds. The question is not whether those seeds will be present in a marriage, but what we will do with them.

Worry: Glancing at God while gazing at circumstances. Trust: Glancing at circumstances while gazing at God.

—Matt Smethurst

  • 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.