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A La Carte (February 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include a bit of Sproul, a bit of MacArthur, as well as some other good picks.

When Assurance of Salvation Is Fleeting

“Assurance proves to be one of the greatest benefits of the Christian faith and the rightful inheritance of the child of God. In its enjoyment is found peace, hope, and joy unsurpassed in this fallen world.”

The US President’s $2,614 Per Minute Transport System (Video)

This video is one President out of date, but still current and fascinating as it shows how the President travels.

The Two Kinds of Romantic Love

Gene Veith: “One kind of romantic love leads to life–to marriage, fruitful sexuality, children, family, virtue. The other kind of romantic love leads to death–to sin, sterile sexuality, abortion, family destruction, ruin.”

Unborn Babies Are Only Human When They Belong to Beyonce

Matt Walsh says this well: “I fear that, rather than being an exception to our culture’s pro-abortion philosophy, this celebration is simply another product of it. Leftists believe that Beyonce’s babies are real human beings not because all babies are human beings, but because Beyonce’s babies are human beings. It’s got nothing to do with their inherit value, but with Beyonce’s value, which is greater than all other forms of life on Earth combined.”

A Rescued Refugee Returns to Africa with the Gospel (Video)

This is a neat story. Abuk, a disciple of Christ and an IMB missionary, is returning to her native Africa, and taking the gospel with her.

The Deep Reward in Discipling Others

David Mathis writes about the joy of discipling others.

Be Patient, Missions Is Urgent

Josh Manley: “Simply put, the church desperately needs to recover categories for both urgency and patience in missions. Spreading the gospel is urgent, but it demands men and women with the patience to commit to God’s means in order to accomplish God’s ends.”

Flashback: Sex on the Silver Screen

It was a year ago today that I posted the first Sex on the Silver Screen article.

God isn’t calling you to make great promises to Him. He is calling you to trust His great promises to you.

—Kevin Dibbley

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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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…