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A La Carte (April 21)


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Paul Remembered Mary

“Paul remembered Mary and how hard she worked. In Romans 16:6, Paul requested that a particular Mary would be recognized for her service. Paul had remembered her diligent work for the glory of God. It apparently made an impression on him.”

This Is About That (Video)

What a great little video explaining a biblical perspective on marriage.

Defining Doctors Down

“The doctor’s role is increasingly that of a highly trained ‘service provider,’ whose job is to provide the patient with data to make informed choices and then perform all requested procedures. In this deprofessionalized milieu, many within the medical and bioethics intelligentsia argue that a doctor’s moral judgment—’medical conscience,’ as it is sometimes known—has no place at the bedside.”

Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as Extremists

This is very interesting news from Russia. It strikes me that we ought to pray, but that I’m not exactly sure how to pray! I suppose “thy will be done” is never wrong.

Hipster Church

This article on a “hipster church” was featured in Toronto Life magazine. I found it fascinating (and disheartening) to read people’s explanations as to why they attend this church.

What the NY Times Gets Wrong about Complementarianism

The New York Times ran an article about complementarianism and, not surprisingly, they butchered it.


Luther is a new film about the life of the great Reformer. It’s very well done.

Do Paul and James Disagree on Justification by Faith Alone?

You know they don’t, but it’s good to be reminded how and why we know this.

Flashback: A Cost Of All This Preaching?

So here’s the question: Do you commit yourself to the public reading of Scripture? Do you read it in your church, even if you cannot explain it at the time? Do you read it in your home, with your family, even if you do not have a lot of opportunity to explain and apply it?

The best evidence of the Bible’s being the word of God is to be found between its covers. It proves itself.

—Charles Hodge

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.