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A La Carte (August 29)


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(Yesterday at the blog I encouraged dads to Nurture Your Children.)

Praying in the Middle of a Storm

A Houston pastor tells how you can pray for his city.

When You Can’t Hear God, Keep Talking to Him

“Our world is filled with sin and suffering, the kind of pain and darkness that creeps into every single heart and life. There’s no way around it. Following Jesus will rescue us from a thousand evils, but it will not keep us from getting hurt in this life.”

How Princess Diana Created a New Era of Celebrity

“As a star, Diana was the first to merge the natural intrigue of royalty with the cleverness and panache of Hollywood. She remains, two decades after her death, perhaps the most compelling practitioner of celebrity in modern history.”

Bible Verses Prosperity Preachers Wish Didn’t Exist

Conrad Mbewe lists them.

An Elite Chess Player Who’s Open About His Faith

“On the small planet where elite chess players dwell, very few people worship Jesus Christ.” But here is an exception.

The Urgency of Preaching

Al Mohler: “Has preaching fallen on hard times? An open debate is now being waged over the character and centrality of preaching in the church. At stake is nothing less than the integrity of Christian worship and proclamation. How did this happen?”

A 1,000-Year-Old Texas Oak Tree Stands Firm

Perhaps there is a parable or illustration here. “Amid this ongoing disaster, one iconic local inhabitant is standing its ground: the 1,000-year-old Big Tree at Goose Island State Park near Rockport.”

Flashback: 20 Quick Tips to Improve Your Productivity

We all want to be productive, right? And no matter how productive we are, we all want to be more productive still. Here are 20 real-world, time-tested tips to improve your productivity.

As in all warfare, the two essential elements in victory are knowing your enemy and knowing your resources.

—Sinclair Ferguson

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  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

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    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

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    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.