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A La Carte (February 12)

The Creepy, Mysterious, & Interesting History of Valentine’s Day

I really enjoyed this article on the history of Valentine’s Day.

Scripture’s “Top Two” List

“The Apostle Paul has a tendency to give us lists of sins. He gives us at least five of them. At first glance, it feels like he is simply piling it on. But his lists include a recurring structure that brings keen insight into the human condition.”

Gospel Song Union

Gospel Song Union combines all of the former Mars Hill Bands. They were (and are) creating some really, really good music.

Splitting Your Giving

John Piper answers this question: “When it comes to giving 10% of my income to a church — my tithe — can I split the money and give, say, 5% to my church and 5% to a non-profit Christian ministry?”

How to Provoke Your Children to Anger

The Bible warns against it and this article teases out some of the ways we may do it.

The Advantages of Informal Mentoring

Formal mentoring is great, but often the greatest mentoring happens in those little moments.

This Day in 1915. 101 years ago today, blind hymn writer Fanny Crosby died. She wrote beloved classics like “Blessed Assurance” and “To God be the Glory.” *

The Word Study Fallacy

William Barrick writes about the danger of the word study fallacy.

Three In One

Yesterday we released two new Visual Theology items: A poster and t-shirt on the Trinity.


It takes no less grace to save a child from a sinful future than it does to save an adult from a sinful past.

—Hershael York

  • 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…

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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.