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A La Carte (August 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include a series that will have special appeal to people with an interest in theology.

Shai Linne: Dear CHH

Fans of Christian hip-hop will want to read Shai Linne’s impassioned letter to the fans and artists involved in the genre.

The Lessons of History and the Heresy of Racial Superiority

Al Mohler pens a letter from Berlin. “The lessons of history are warning enough. The lessons of heresy are even more pressing. Brothers and sisters in Christ, we dare not miss the lessons of history and heresy. God will judge us. This we know.”

Why You Shouldn’t Marry Your Cousin

CMI answers a question about genetic variety and why you shouldn’t marry your cousin.

Why You Don’t Read Your Bible (and How to Start)

“Only 45% of those who regularly attend church read the Bible more than once a week. For each church attender who does read their Bible every day, there’s someone else who doesn’t read it at all.” There’s lots of wisdom here to address that issue, as well as links to suggested (free!) resources.

A Few Thoughts on Healing

Paul Carter describes how Jesus did and didn’t heal in the gospel of Mark. From there he draws lessons on how God heals today. “I do believe that some people will be healed immediately – even today – for the glory of God and as an overflow of his compassion upon the needs of people. God hasn’t changed. He still sees and he still cares. But I also believe that waiting is sanctifying and showing.”

12 Basic Principles for Faith and Work

Dan Doriani does a good job of laying out a basic theology of work.

Flashback: When You Pray With Your Children You Are Teaching Your Children to Pray

How can we learn to pray? Instruction helps, but example is the key. When I pray with my children, I am teaching my children to pray.

Holiness is not the way to Jesus. Jesus is the way to holiness.

—Steven Lawson

  • An Appeal For Help, An Opportunity For Missions

    This week the blog is sponsored by New Covenant OPC and is written by Michael Grasso, Pastor of New Covenant OPC. Our church, New Covenant OPC, recently started a building campaign to build a new place to worship because we have outgrown our current facilities.  I have been told several times about the difficulties of…

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    We Who Are So Ordinary

    A couple of years ago I listened to an interview with a critic of Christianity. He was a person who claimed to love Christ, yet who seemed to have little use for Christ’s church and little good to say about Christ’s people. There was one critique that especially stood out to me

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    A La Carte (March 4)

    A La Carte: Christians should long for giftedness / Talking about race in 2024 / No creed but the Bible / 7 blessings older saints offer the church / Is it okay for Christians to grieve? / Kindle and book deals / and more.

  • What Is the Best Thing In Life?

    What Is the Best Thing In Life?

    Any time we consider the spiritual disciplines, or means of grace, it is crucial that we remember not only the great purpose of these habits but also the great blessing they represent. We were made to know God and to be known by God. We were made in the image of God to have a…

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    Weekend A La Carte (March 2)

    A La Carte: The only way out of our desperate hypocrisy / Are Evangelicals too hard on men? / 9 healthy ways to respond to criticism / Is God disappointed with me? / 4 snapshots of dispensationalism today / Logos and Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…