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A La Carte (April 7)


Good morning from northern Cambodia. However you plan to spend your Good Friday, may it be a day of many blessings.

I’m doing my best to keep up with Kindle deals even on an internet connection that’s substantially slower than I am accustomed to!

The Crucifixion Stories Are Embarrassing, and That’s a Good Thing

This explains why the embarrassing nature of some of the stories around Jesus’ crucifixion are actually a good thing for Christianity.

Is It Worth It?

“Here’s a question that’s important for us Christians to answer regularly: Is it worth fighting a battle that you’re not winning and may not win? Let’s imagine the different arcs of life where this question may apply.”

What Are Legalism and Antinomianism?

These terms are used a lot and it’s important to know what they actually mean (and don’t mean).

What Does It Really Mean to Be Like Jesus?

Chris Hutchison: “Christians know that being like Jesus is a good idea. We’ve probably all heard someone express a desire, or encourage others, to ‘be Christ-like.’ But what do we mean by that?”

So That They May Be Saved

“If your neighbor ends up going to heaven, what will be the cause?” It is good to think about this from time to time.

Speaking Truth to Fear from Covenant Presbyterian in Nashville

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra reports from Nashville in the aftermath of the great tragedy there.

Flashback: The Best Tool for the Job

He could plow the field himself, or he could use a donkey—both of these would be economical options. But by investing in the ox, he will soon see abundance. Why? Because the ox is the best tool for the job. The ox is the wisest investment.

The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like Jesus’ teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.

—Tim Keller

  • The Deconstruction of Christianity

    The Deconstruction of Christianity

    There is nothing new and nothing particularly unusual about apostasy—about people who once professed the Christian faith coming to deny it. From the early church to the present day, we have witnessed a long and sad succession of people walking away from Christianity and often doing so with expressions of anger, animosity, and personal superiority.…

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    A La Carte (February 2)

    A La Carte: When your spouse won’t join a solid church / The gospel gives us courage / The beautiful burden of caregiving / At work in his Word / Do I have a hard heart? / Surrendering rights for the sake of the gospel / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 1)

    A La Carte: Vetting kids’ entertainment isn’t a one-and-done / Joni Eareckson Tada’s resilient joy in pain / Honor marriage / How can the church remain faithful in this current cultural climate? / What senior pastors should know about the younger generations / and more.

  • When God Gives Us a Platform

    When God Gives Us a Platform

    There are many ways we may respond to the sudden onrush of some new pain or the sudden onset of some fresh sorrow. There are many options set before us when health fails and uncertainty draws near, when wealth collapses and bankruptcy looms, when a loved one is taken and we are left alone. There…

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    A La Carte (January 31)

    A La Carte: What are demons and how should we think about them? / It’s time to stop bagging out the “average church member” / Alistair Begg and the loving thing / The internal contradiction in transgender theories / Seeing in color / The sad relief / and more.

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    A La Carte (January 30)

    A La Carte: Evangelicals need a constructive vision / He’s with you, no matter what / Keeping singing the (whole) gospel / Abundant life in room 129 / On pastors and professors / Was Jesus confused by the cross? / and more.