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A La Carte (August 30)

Today’s Kindle deals include : Reading God’s Story by George Guthrie; Delighting in the Law of the Lord by Jerram Barrs; Embracing Obscurity by Anonymous; The Gospel Commission by Michael Horton; A Model of Christian Maturity by D.A. Carson; Managing Your Family’s High Tech Habits by Arnie Cole. You know where to find them.

10 Things You Should Know About Male Headship

Sam Storms rounds ’em up.

Don’t Waste Your Basal Ganglia

Timmy Brister: “Have you ever heard of your basal ganglia? Yeah, me neither. But I’m telling you now, and I beg you, please do not waste your basal ganglia. Let me explain why.”

The Muslim Who Walked from Somalia to Attend My Christian Son’s Funeral

I was glad to see this article from Nik Ripken posted to Fox News. “I have never been quite so humbled, and I have never seen such a demonstration of friendship. I couldn’t help but wonder if most Christians I knew would make such an effort to mourn with a Muslim family whose heart was as broken as ours?”

Take a Course with R.C. and Me

I wanted to remind you about this course that R.C. Sproul is teaching and I am moderating. We’d love to have you join!

The World’s Strangest Borders

I really enjoy this videos about the strange realities of our world.

How Reliable Is Your Conscience?

Conscience is an area of theology that has received too little attention!

This Day in 1900. 116 years ago today Boxer rebels in China executed missionaries Willie and Helen Peat, their children and associates. *

A Back to School Prayer

Melissa Kruger: “As my children spend less time in my presence, I am thankful that I can bring all my concerns and cares before the Lord in prayer.”

Don’t Drive Slowly in the Left Lane

This video illustrates why it’s a bad (and dangerous, even) idea to drive slowly in the left lane.

Flashback: Why You Should Not Wear a Crucifix

Crucifixes have long been a fixture in Roman Catholic worship. But in the past few years I have begun to see more and more Protestants wearing them as well, exchanging their empty cross for one that contains an image of the suffering Savior.

The wisest counsel is worthless if it goes disregarded.

—Jeremy Walker

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • 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.