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A La Carte (December 18)

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Interrelated Revelation

Here’s a good explanation of how special revelation and natural revelation relate to one another.

Occupation Growth and Decline

This chart shows which occupations have grown and which have declined over the decades.

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Documents reveal Health Canada’s plan — and failure — to give Jack and Jill STIs on social media

What fascinates (and frustrates) me here is how many bureaucrats it takes to put together one ridiculous, immoral poem, and how they can still get it so wrong. This explains why our taxes are the way they are.

That Might Preach, But…

It might preach, but you shouldn’t preach it! “I once preached a sermon on the Magi where I dazzled the congregation. I walked them through the Magi’s gifts and explained their deeper meaning. Gold, of course, represented Jesus’ royalty. Incense his deity; and myrrh the looming spectre of his coming death.”

The Houston Astros Cheating Scandal, Explained (Video)

You’ve probably heard something about the scandal around the Houston Astros. Here’s a pretty good look at it all.

Favorite Science Photos of 2019

“An underwater glimpse of spawning salmon. A moon flying through Saturn’s rings. An artificial lung printed in a lab. These were some of our favorite Science images of 2019, curated from the thousands of photos that graced our website and magazine this year. Here are the pictures that captivated us the most.”

Whose Sermons Are Least Likely to Mention a Book of the Bible?

Here’s an interesting bit of analysis about who is preaching what.

Flashback: Please Don’t Give Them Porn for Christmas

This Christmas a lot of children will receive porn from under the tree. It’s not what they wanted, and not what their parents intended for them to have. But they will get it anyway.

It is our response to temptation that leads us down the path of righteousness or into the dead end of disobedience.

—Alistair Begg

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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