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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…”


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

—Matthew Henry

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.