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A La Carte (August 13)

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The Orphan Without a Face

Here’s a sad bit of biography. “When a horrifying bacterial infection disfigured my newborn face, my parents abandoned me right there in my hospital bed. The only thing more painful than knowing they left me behind was finding them 38 years later.” (Note: The article contains a small amount of bad language.)

Elisabeth Elliot Memorial Service

Here is a recording from the Elisabeth Elliot Memorial Service held at Wheaton College, Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Protest Planned Parenthood

There are lots of #ProtestPP protests coming up. This site offers a listing.

This Day in History: James Stewart lands in Capetown, South Africa to work with David Livingstone. He soon grows weary of Livingstone and decides to open a school for African children, founding what soon became a premiere educational establishment. *

Extreme Means

This article details some of the extreme means pet owners are taking to keep their pets alive. Pet health care is getting as sophisticated as the two-legged variety.

Had a Miserable Day

There can be a danger in forgetting that even our heroes were imperfect. Tim Keesee digs into William Carey’s journals and shares a couple of his bad days.

Do We Alienate Our White Brothers and Sisters?

Earlier in the week I shared an article from the Reformed African American Network and this one from the same site seems like an appropriate complement to it.


If truth were told, most of us spend longer each day on personal cleanliness than on practical godliness.

—Alistair Begg

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.