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A La Carte (August 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several excellent books on marriage.

(Yesterday on the blog: One String to the Bow)

Why the Reformation Still Matters, Another Example

Jeff provides evidence that the Reformation still really matters.

Complete Series of Dr. W Robert Godfrey on the End of Christendom

I have really been enjoying this series of lectures by Robert Godfrey in which he discusses the end of Christendom (and makes so many Dutch jokes).

Does Rahab Show Us That It’s Sometimes Okay to Lie?

Does the Old Testament story of Rahab tell us that it’s sometimes okay to lie? I am inclined to agree with this author’s perspective.

Time to Bring Out the Fruit

“Every culture, in spite of the fall, retains elements of the image of God. For those with eyes to see, these positive elements of a culture quietly point to the wisdom, beauty, and goodness of God, a remnant witness which can’t help but spill out even in cultures that have been cut off from the truth for centuries.”

Loving Those That the Woke Leaves Broke

This article asks whether we are prepared to love and serve those whom modern ideology has harmed. “While the culture war continues to rage, I would like to very briefly ask my brothers and sisters in Christ to poke our heads above the fray of headlines and to consider the years ahead and how they might impact our actions today.”

Unless Providentially Hindered

Sometimes we are providentially hindered from gathering with God’s people. Far more often, though, we skip for other reasons.

Flashback: Maybe We Need Less Math and More History

We need church historians because we need church history. Few things are more important to the life and health of Christianity than a sound knowledge of our shared past.

The more the soul is conformed to Christ, the more confident it will be of its interest in Christ.

—Thomas Brooks

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

  • Moral Vision

    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…