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A La Carte (February 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good variety crossing a bunch of different publishers.

(Yesterday on the blog: What City Was Once “The Jerusalem of the East?”)

Why Monday Is Your Most Productive Day Of The Week

“You may be working for the weekend, but when it comes to actually getting work done, Monday is the most productive day, according to a study by Redbooth. The data collaboration software provider found that the highest percentage of tasks–20.4%–are completed on Monday, compared to Friday, when only 16.7% of work tasks are accomplished. Tuesday is a close second, accounting for 20.2% of work. “

How to Honor Your Parents as a Young Adult

“Young adults are in a transition period of learning and embracing adulthood. For many young adults, college is the time when they will explore all the implications of what it means to be an adult: making their own decisions, facing the consequences of those decisions, opening a checking account and being responsible to earn and spend their own money, making decisions about the jobs or careers they want to have, where they want to live, etc. As they face these decisions, many young adults are eager and excited to begin their post college journeys. Yet this transition period also means the relationship with their parents is transitioning as well. Young adults are now no longer under their parents’ authority but what exactly does this new relationship look like? What does “honor your parents” mean anyway?”

Five Reasons for Assisted Suicide

“Assisted suicide is not far off—it’s a reality for many in the west. We must educate ourselves. Think this through. Be ready. Life is fragile and each of us, or a family member, or friend will likely soon need to be prepared with a solid understanding of end of life issues. “

Why It’s Almost Impossible to Do a Quintuple Jump (Video)

“At this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, we may see quad corks in Big Air Snowboarding or in Freestyle Skiing — and we’ll see quad twists and quad jumps in Figure Skating. But have we reached the limit of what’s possible? To do a quad, a skater’s got less than a second to turn their body four times in the air. WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez set out to find out why five…is almost impossible.”

Bible Studies

Here are some new Bible studies for teens and young adults you may find useful.

Is Anxiety a Sin? (Video)

“Is anxiety a sin? Is worry a sin?” Dr. Jeremy Pierre answers in Honest Answers.

The 25 Best Icebreaker Questions for Team-Building at Work

Here are 25 great questions for your next team-building exercise at work.

Flashback: Sex on the Silver Screen

If it would be intolerable for you to watch your wife acting out sexual deeds and sexual pleasure with another man, it should be equally intolerable for you to be entertained by watching anyone else simulate those deeds and that pleasure.

The Holy spirit never enters a man and then lets him live like the world. You can be sure of that.

—A.W. Tozer

  • Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Surely few things in this world are more mysterious than sex. Surely few things give such clear evidence that there must be more to them than the sum of their parts. On the one level, sex is a simple biological function that exists to populate the earth with human beings. On the other level, it…

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    A La Carte (May 22)

    A La Carte: What should we think about paedocommunion? / Ten questions for readers of erotica / You are an influencer / Do you believe your pasture’s green? / Adam poisoned me / Kindle and Logos deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 21)

    A La Carte: A theology of immigration / Christian catholicity in an online age / Violent pornography’s assault on the marriage bed / Heresy that warrants no apology / Franchising church / With each passing moment / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Why Do I Feel Such Profound Loneliness?

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and is written by Steve DeWitt. The story of human loneliness has its roots in the character of God and God’s purpose in creating us.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created…

  • Stop Swiping Start Serving

    Stop Swiping, Start Serving

    I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that in the past few weeks, you have probably not gotten rip-roaring drunk nor participated in a debauched drinking party. You have probably not given yourself over to rampant sexual immorality or a life obsessed with sensuality. At least, I hope not

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    A La Carte (May 20)

    A La Carte: What media got wrong about supposed Christian self-immolation / We are walking on holy ground / “His Glory and My Good” / How pop Nietzscheanism masquerades as Christianity / Why a full calendar doesn’t necessarily produce mature church members / Thinking biblically about social justice / John Piper Kindle deals / and…