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A La Carte (December 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include a series of short biographies, a couple of studies by Paul Washer, and several other picks.

If you’re looking for a daily devotional to guide you through next year, Westminster Books has a selection of them on sale.

Logos users will want to continue to keep an eye on the 12 Days of Logos sale. There are some really good deals there.

VidAngel Shut Down

Family-friendly video service VidAngel has been ordered to shut down. This isn’t a great surprise as their solution was a very creative workaround to copyright laws. VidAngel is appealing the decision.

Worth Every Second (Video)

Be sure to watch Desiring God’s profile of Vaneetha Rendall Risner.

Time to Quit Social Media?

This is a good bit of analysis and application by Thomas Kidd. “There’s no doubt that active social media is not for everyone. If it causes you non-stop angst and frustration, you should consider dropping it.” But there’s more to the story…

Bring Back Visual Comedy (Video)

This interesting video argues that we need to bring back visual comedy (as opposed to comedy based on two SNL characters talking back and forth).

Even If He Doesn’t

Melissa has an important reflection today: “It is possible to grieve the end of our plans while still maintaining hope for the future. It’s possible to beg God for one outcome, and still praise Him in the middle of a different outcome. It’s possible to love and trust God when He doesn’t choose to rescue us or a loved one. It’s completely possible to be living through the most horrific hell we can imagine on this earth and still love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.”

This Day in 1853. 163 years ago today Wesleyan abolitionists founded the Illinois Institute. This school would later become Wheaton College after Warren Wheaton, a local landowner, made a sizeable property donation. *

Report: How Abortion Clinics Endanger Women

“A new report documents how the unsafe conditions and practices at abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood are a public health crisis that endangers women.” Joe Carter summarizes and interprets it.

The Funeral of Helen Roseveare (Video)

Here’s the video from yesterday’s funeral of Helen Roseveare.

A Tip for Husbands

Erik’s tip won’t be a great fit for everyone (love languages and all that) but in general we husbands need all the help we can get!

Flashback: Just Hold On!

I want the blessing and the joy that comes with obedience, with conformity to Christ. The question is, do I want it enough to endure temptation for it?

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Every generation of Christian has to learn that whining is an affront against God’s sovereignty and goodness.

—D.A. Carson

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    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.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.