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A La Carte (February 16)

That Part of Gospel-Centeredness We Avoid

There is truth to this. “One aspect of gospel-centrality remains under-emphasized among us: interpersonal reconciliation.”

43 Giant, Crumbling Presidential Heads in a Virginia Field

Smithsonian: After an ambitious monument went bust, big dreams—and big heads—remain.

To Your Daughter, Speak the Truth

Jen Wilkin has a word for dads.

Does God Need Anger Management?

“Does the God of the Old Testament need anger management? I have no easy answer. But I do know that we must take the text as it actually presents itself. If we let it stand on its own terms, we begin to find clues.”

One-to-one Bible Reading Evangelism

Jess Sheely reflects on what God has been teaching her as she’s engaged in one-to-one Bible reading evangelism.

This Day in 1497. 519 years ago today, Lutheran reformer and theologian Philip Melanchthon was born. *

Winter White

Here are some stunning winter photos.

Online Resources for Biblical Exegesis

David Murray has collected a big list of resources for biblical exegesis.

Whitney

Fasting does not change God’s hearing so much as it changes our praying.

—Don Whitney

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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…

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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…