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A La Carte (December 29)


May the Lord bless and keep you today.

Westminster Books has a lot of great deals in their year-end clearance sale.

Logos users, remember to grab the free and nearly free books of the month before it’s over.

Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2021

CT has a roundup of the year’s top discoveries in biblical archaeology.

Between a Hamster and a Hard Place

Dan DeWitt turns an unfortunate Christmas gift into a lesson about the holiday season. “This is life though, isn’t it? We have Christmas. We celebrate. We enjoy the moment. And then real life rushes at us without as much as a warning.”

4 Questions for Your Bible Reading in 2022

Glenna Marshall offers four common but important questions to ask of your Bible reading. They are designed to help you read with greater intentionality.

4 Things Believers with Bipolar Disorder Want You to Know

Lieryn Barnett: “It’s difficult to know how to help or respond when you learn someone in your church family is suffering from bipolar, but a good place to start is striving to understand the struggle. Here are four things to know as you walk beside your brother or sister.”

Resolve to Grow in Godliness in 2022

There is some good counsel here, courtesy Jerry Bridges, about resolving to grow in godliness.

Photographer’s Solar Photo Reveals the Twisted ‘Surface’ of the Sun

PetaPixel has a fascinating new photo of the sun taken by an astrophotographer.

Flashback: How Should Christians Use Guns?

Revisiting an old debate and some of the positions that were advanced…

Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter.

—Charles Spurgeon

  • 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.

  • 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.