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A La Carte (August 12)

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The Biggest Story

Westminster Books has a great deal on a book you can’t buy anywhere else right now: Kevin DeYoung’s new The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden. It’s a great book to read to your kids.

9 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse

Justin and Lindsey Holcomb offer 9 practical things you can do to protect children from sexual abuse. Be sure to check out their forthcoming kids’ book God Made All of Me. I’ve read it; it’s excellent.

12 Things That Every First Time Dad Should Know

Deepak Reju: “So your wife is expecting? How kind of God to give you a child. There are many things to think about as you prepare for fatherhood. Here are 12 for you to consider as you get ready to meet your son or daughter.”

Compelling Interest

Here’s a bonus free audiobook from Christian Audio. “In Compelling Interest, author Roger Resler draws on original sources, including the actual transcripts for oral arguments, the majority and minority opinions, and comments by the lawyers and others involved to take a careful look at the real story behind the historic Roe v. Wade decision.”

Against the Grain

Here’s why it’s so important to cut your steak against the grain rather than with the grain.

This Day in 1812: Archibald Alexander became the first professor at the newly founded Princeton Theological Seminary. For the first academic year he would serve as the only professor, before being joined the next year by Samuel Miller. *

Unanswered Prayer

Why does God sometimes choose not to answer prayer? Tim Lane has a possible answer.

Stories of God’s Grace: Stephen and Ellen

Here’s an encouraging little video about Stephen and Ellen, parents of quintuplets. “Our life is a testimony to the strength that God gives you when you think you have nothing…”

Henry

None can know their election but by their conformity to Christ; for all who are chosen are chosen to sanctification.

—Matthew Henry

  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…

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    A La Carte (June 7)

    A La Carte: Feminism as critical social theory / Lessons from a Job season / Was the woman at the well married to any of the five men? / Holy haggling / The other D-Day / The problem with livestreams / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 6)

    A La Carte: Toward a Protestant pronatalism / The rise of hyperpleasures / Why only pastors can baptize / Fighting the “respectable” sins of gossip and slander / Can we forgive when the offender doesn’t repent? / 10 questions a Christian man should ask himself before making a marriage proposal / D-day / Kindle deals…

  • The Least of My Childrens Accomplishments

    The Least of My Children’s Accomplishments

    I know what it is to be a father and to take pride in the achievements of my children. I had not been a father for long when I learned that the least of my children’s accomplishments by far outshines the greatest of my own. Their smallest victory generates more delight than my largest and…

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    A La Carte (June 5)

    A La Carte: 3 waves that have shaped evangelical churches (and a 4th on the way) / When is a couple considered married? / A Christian’s practical guide to reproductive technology / Don’t be half a Berean / Wisdom is work / This body is only the seed / Book and Kindle deals / and…

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    A La Carte (June 4)

    A La Carte: The blame game / Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be / A kind invitation and lifelong friendship / Steered into error by those closest to you / Satan as “prince of the air” / Under the eaves / General market books / and more.