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A La Carte (December 3)

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Thanks again to all who bought my new book. It has been a joy to hear from so many of you. I’m hoping and praying it proves useful to you. And now, here are today’s A La Carte links:

Should We Only Forgive Those Who Repent?

David Prince answers a common question. “I have heard it taught that if a person does not seek forgiveness (repent) that we are not required to forgive, do you agree with this? Can a person refuse to forgive and not harbor sinful bitterness? Does the picture of salvation requiring repentance before forgiveness apply or is it different and not applicable?”

A Complementarian Manifesto Against Domestic Abuse

I’m thankful that Jason Meyer wrote this important article.

The Refugee Dilemma

Here’s a sad look into some of the difficulties faced by certain refugees.

Beyond the Guilt of Not Evangelizing

That’s a familiar guilt, isn’t it?

5 Things Millennials Need To Learn About Productivity

Yesterday I was a guest at Boundless blog and wrote about the importance of emphasizing productivity in all of life.

This Day in 1557. 458 years ago today, Protestants in Scotland (including John Knox) sign their First Covenant at Edinburgh, uniting Presbyterians under the name “Congregation of the Lord.” *

At Singapore Airlines, No Detail Is Too Small

This is quite an amazing bit of art here. An artist uses paper to recreate an airliner in incredible detail.


You don’t have to bring the fire, bring the thunder, bring the whatever. Just bring the gospel. It will do the thundering.

—Jared Wilson

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • 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…