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A La Carte (December 31)

3 Reminders as You Enter the New Year

These are simple but important reminders as we head into a new year.

Gluttony: Gospel Reflections for Foodies & Comfort Eaters

“Are we really going to talk about gluttony at this time of the year? Do we have to? Yes, we need to talk about it, and if your instinct is to think this discussion can only be a ‘guilt trip,’ then we need to talk about it all the more.”

Screen Time for Babies

Time: “In a world where ‘screen time’ is becoming simply ‘time,’ our policies must evolve or become obsolete.” In other words, The American Academy of Pediatrics is reconsidering its digital exposure guidelines for children.

The One Must-Read This Year

John Piper: “I have never called any book a ‘must-read’ except one, the Bible. I suppose that’s because I take the word ‘must’ so seriously.” And so he gives his one must-read recommendation for 2016.

Just Desserts

This is an interesting (and pathetic) longform article about Sandy Jenkins, who embezzled sixteen million dollars from the company he worked for, and used it all to live a ridiculously lavish lifestyle.

This Day in 1892. 123 years ago today, Andrew Bonar died. He was moderator of the Scottish Free Church and wrote many books, including a biography of Robert Murray M’Cheyne. *

Biblical Archaeology’s Top Ten Discoveries of 2015

Christianity Today shares the top ten findings of the important excavations taking place in the lands of the Bible.

Where Illegal Food Goes

Have you ever wondered what happens to all that illegal food that gets confiscated at airports? Now you know…

Luther

Resolved: that every man should live to the glory of God. Resolved second: that whether others do this or not I will.

—Martin Luther

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.