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A La Carte (April 7)

Today’s Kindle deals include a number of titles on evangelism, including one by John MacArthur. Also, there’s a new one there from GLH Publishing which is discounted for a week or so.

Dispatches from the Front is a wonderful series of videos and Westminster Books has them on sale, including the newest one which has only just released.

10 Things You Should Know about the Trinity

Fred Sanders has a nice little roundup.

Suffering is Not Magic and Mountaintops

We are prone to romanticize suffering and the spiritual mountaintops we hear about. The reality isn’t always so sweet.

How Ads Work on YouTube (Video)

Have you ever wondered how ads work on YouTube? This video will let you know.

Groom of the Stool

History is full of quirks and hilarity. Like this: “From the 1500s into the 1700s, British kings appointed lucky nobles the strangely prestigious chance to perform the king’s most private task of the day, as the Groom of the Stool.”

Ten Thoughts about the “Billy Graham Rule”

Denny Burk offers ten commonsense thoughts on the so-called Billy Graham Rule.

Reformed Podcasts

Monergism has compiled a list of some Reformed podcasts that may be of interest.

God Loves Us Enough to Disappoint Us

This is worth pondering: “I have been disappointed by how my job search in ministry has gone thus far. And that disappointment is perhaps one of God’s greatest blessings to me in this entire process.”

Flashback: Did God Break the Law for Love?

It happened again. A popular preacher said something in a sermon, it made its way to social media, and lots of people got upset. This happens quite often, doesn’t it? However, I am making an exception for one because I suspect quite a few people who saw it on their Facebook timeline are saying, “Hang on! What’s so wrong with what he said?”

A real Christian is known not by the cross he wears, but by the cross he bears.

—Steve Lawson

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • 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…