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A La Carte (August 23)


The God of love and peace be with you today.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Day We Became Homeschoolers)

Church in the Trenches: 6 Months of Wartime Ministry in Ukraine

TGC reports on some of the men who are pastoring through the war in Ukraine. “The most difficult moment of Sergey Nakul’s life unfolded in a packed Kyiv train station not long after Russia invaded Ukraine. The pastor was sending his wife, his two sons, and a group of members from his local church to safety outside of the nation under attack.”

How Long Will it Last?

Sinclair Ferguson: “‘He’s going through a religious phase.’ How often did you overhear that being said about you in your early days as an openly professing follower of Jesus Christ?”

How Do Passions Wage War Against the Soul?

John Piper considers 1 Peter 2:11 which speaks of “passions of the flesh” that “wage war against” the soul.

Roe v. Wade was Overturned and I’m Sad

Andrea has been involved in pro-life work for decades. She has prayed, fasted, donated, advocated, and adopted. Yet even with Roe v. Wade being overturned she’s still sad. Here’s why.

Yes, the Devil is Real

Jared Wilson explains how and why he knows the devil is real.

Why It Matters That Jesus Was and Still Is Human

“One of the doctrines in the area of Christology that is difficult for some Christians to fully grasp is the permanent humanity of Christ. The impression often seems to be that the Son of God came down from heaven in incarnate form, spent three decades or so as a human, and then returned to heaven to revert back to his preincarnate state.” But…

Flashback: When It’s Time To Remember All the Stupid Things You’ve Said

When you hear how others have spoken idly of you, don’t over-react. A moment’s reflection will remind you that you’ve done the very same thing a million times over.

I have never met a person I could despair of, or lose all hope for, after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God.

—Oswald Chambers

  • Maybe We Make Meditation Too Difficult

    Maybe We Make Meditation Too Difficult

    Of all the Christian disciplines, it is my guess that meditation may be the least practiced—though I suppose fasting might have something to say about that. Most people diligently make time to read the Bible and pray. And yet, while most people have good intentions when it comes to meditation, it so often seems to…

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    A La Carte (July 24)

    A La Carte: A mother to me, too / Never look your age? / Nine reminders for the struggle with body image / A ruler who trusts in Yahweh / No, I will not stop calling the church a family / Criminalizing sexual ethics / Bible journal sale / Kindle deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

  • Evangelize 2024: Growing a Church That Proclaims The Gospel

    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.