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A La Carte (April 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include several titles from the Christian market and also a few from the general market.

You Can’t Love Missions without Loving the Local Church

There’s lots to ponder in this article.

Do I Need To Ask Forgiveness Every Time? (Video)

Dr. Stephen Wellum answers a common question: “If Jesus already died for my sins, why do I need to pray for forgiveness every time I sin?”

The Roller Coaster Effect of Ministry

This article may be helpful to people involved in ministry and witnessing the roller coaster effect that comes with it.

The Symbol of the Frontier

The mustang, once the symbol of the frontier, has become a massive nuisance.

What Your Biology Teacher Didn’t Tell You About Charles Darwin

“Whatever your views on origins and evolution, we can hopefully all agree that, at present, we give far too much honor to the British thinker who justified genocide.”

6 Tech Habits Changing the American Home

I think just about every parent today feels overwhelmed by the sheer volume of digital technology in our lives and homes.

We Need More Parlour Preachers

“As long at there have been Christian witnesses there have been temptations toward evangelistic apathy. The 19th Century English pastor and author writes in his book, The Christian Ministry, that we need more ‘parlour preaching.’ He defines this as ‘the ability to introduce the subject of religion seasonably and acceptably into social intercourse’.”

Flashback: The Messy Matter of Motives

I find one of the trickiest matters of Christian living to be the matter of motives. I often find myself wondering why I do the things I do. Just as often, I find myself wondering why I do not do those things I refuse to do.

The more obscene symbol in human history is the Cross; yet in its ugliness it remains the most eloquent testimony to human dignity.

—R.C. Sproul

  • 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.