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A La Carte (April 4)

Beneath The Evangelical Earthquake

Paul Carter writes about the word “evangelical” and our increasing reticence to be described that way.

The Intelligent Life of the City Raccoon

Well isn’t this fascinating: city raccoons are smarter than country raccoons because they have to reason their way through more complex challenges.

18 Things to Pray for Your Church

Jonathan Leeman provides 18 different things you can pray for your church.

Love Ain’t Easy

I’m looking forward to this series from Melissa Edgington as she discusses some of the difficult parts of marriage. The first part gets the series off to a good start.

Writing Advice

David Qaoud has collected writing tips from 5 of today’s most influential Christian writers.

This Day in 1968. 48 years ago today, civil rights leader and Baptist minister Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. *

The First 12 Hours

This is an interesting timeline and article from the New York Times as they tell how they responded in the first 12 hours after the recent bombings in Brussels.

The Omni-Directional Blessing of Bible Reading

Jemar Tisby shows that the simple discipline of reading and knowing your Bible works itself out in your life in many different ways.

Brooks

A preacher’s life should be a commentary of his doctrine; his practice should be a counterpart of his sermons.

—Thomas Brooks

  • 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.