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A La Carte (April 9)

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Good morning! The Lord bless and keep you today.

As usual, you’ll find a few Kindle deals today—many of them biographies.

Good Works

What a great piece by Lisa LaGeorge. She addresses it to fathers…

Is Wokeness the Greatest Threat to the Gospel?

Trevin Wax doesn’t answer this question head-on, but instead offers some principles related to addressing threats to the gospel. “This conversation raises a good question about how we as church leaders foresee and address potential threats in our day. Along those lines, I offer three suggestions.”

The Day After Easter

Glenna Marshall movingly laments the death of a friend on the day after Easter. “My friend died on Monday. The end came after two long years of chemotherapy, low platelets, a stem cell transplant, multiple hospitalizations, and something called Graft Versus Host Disease that had whittled her body down to the barest vestige of life.”

Undivided Trinity

There is a new issue of Credo magazine that is free to read online or to download. Its focus is the Trinity.

5 Questions about God’s Design for Gender

Here, from Kevin DeYoung, are 5 questions about God’s design for gender.

Holy Ambitions: The Two Aims of Hudson Taylor’s Life

Micah Colbert reflects on what marked the life and ministry of Hudson Taylor. “Conformity to Christ and usefulness for Christ. These desires were far more than pious but hollow sentiments. They were the life-long holy ambitions that shaped everything about Taylor’s life and ministry.”

Addressing Fraternal Disagreements in the Body of Christ

“Scripture does not require brothers and sisters in Christ to agree about everything, but it does place certain expectations on the way we are to disagree with one another. Biblical authors—and Jesus himself—seem to place a considerable weight on the way we disagree with one another.”

Flashback: My Dear, Sweet Girl

I pray every day that you’ll look to Jesus, that you’ll believe in him and trust in him, and that you’ll come to know him as the very dearest friend.

Deep change is rarely a matter of knowledge. It is a matter of repentance.

—Ed Welch

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.