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A La Carte (February 10)

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Al Mohler on Strange Fire – In his Ask Anything program, Al Mohler talks about the Strange Fire book and conference. I appreciated his perspective.

Only Two Pastoral Problems – This is a short quote, but a good one. It comes from John Owen via Sinclair Ferguson via R.W. Glenn.

Who Is Fittest? – So of all these athletes competing at the Olympics, which are fittest? Discovery provides an answer (though not a particularly satisfying one).

But there Is a Problem – Carl Trueman talks about evil and suffering and the way Calvinists may not speak rightly about them.

Lessons from a Lifetime of Pastoring – In this video Sinclair Ferguson gives lessons he has learned from a lifetime of pastoring.

Reaching the Poor with the Gospel – Here are just a few tips on reaching the poor with the gospel (and, having worshiped at this church, I can tell you that they are succeeding at this very thing).

Smith

Love is fundamentally a Person — a who, and not a what.

—Winston Smith

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    Weekend A La Carte (May 18)

    A La Carte: What it takes to survive ministry / The power of prayer / The dog’s game / Why do Christians do bad things? / Does it matter whether seminary education is in-person or online? / Greet one another with a … what? / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Zondervan Reflective)

    This week the giveaway is sponsored by  Zondervan Reflective. When writers write, they are getting in touch with the image of God in them. This is true in some way of all artistry, but writers especially create worlds, characters, histories, and transformation–all ex nihilo (“out of nothing”). In The Storied Life, veteran author Jared C. Wilson…

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    A La Carte (May 17)

    A La Carte: Deep mercy for our dark insanity / The Rock / God will give us more than we can handle / When cynicism sets in / The judgment of getting exactly what we want / The life of Paul Kasonga / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 16)

    A La Carte: When intrusive thoughts come / How a horse saved orthodoxy / The brevity of life / Bad therapy / Acts of kindness aren’t random / Does John’s Last Supper chronology differ from the other gospels? / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 15)

    A La Carte: My pastor made me wait to enter ministry and I’m grateful / How could a good God… / How should a wife respond to her husband’s bad authority? / Sing your heart out, Christian / Does Jesus’ view of grace offend you? / Preaching the Psalms as a book / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 14)

    A La Carte: When God takes his time / Biblical priorities / God is doing something / Broken pieces / Loosening my grip / Since God’s call is effectual, how can someone be a false convert? / and more.