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A La Carte (August 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few deals from a few different authors.

Westminster Books has a deal on the flagship ESV Bible.

A Relationship, Not a Religion?

Here’s an argument that you ought to stop saying, “It’s a relationship, not a religion.”

In the Steps of Charles Spurgeon

Trevin Wax shares a photo essay of sorts as he follows in Spurgeon’s steps.

Why Do We Sleep Under Blankets?

Why do we, even when it’s hot?

Is this the Humble Way?

If you write a song, is the humble approach to leave your name off of it?

The Next Big Political Issue

Is the legalization of marijuana the next big political issue? Gene Veith thinks so.

Writing Ourselves Off

Samuel James reflects on some of the difficulties of trying to be a writer in the digital age.

Shorter Catechism Boys

Here’s a neat account of how some well-known Christian figures were shaped by the Shorter Catechism.

Flashback: God’s Mercy and God’s Wrath Meet at the Cross

If there is no hell, there is no need for a cross. The cross shows us the depth of our sin and the height of God’s holiness, the purity of God’s wrath and the greatness of God’s mercy.

He who obeys sincerely endeavors to obey thoroughly.

—Thomas Brooks

  • 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.