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A La Carte (February 17)

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Good morning from lovely Rybnik, Poland, where I’m hard at work filming an episode of Worship Round the World.

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection off books.

5 Things You Should Know about the Doctrine of the Trinity

Ligonier has a helpful little “5 Things” series that can serve as a refresher on key doctrines of the Christian faith.

Looking Back On Right Now

This is a reflection on looking back and looking forward.

Register Now For TRC23

The Radius Conference will dive deeply into the joys of the clear true gospel finding fertile soil in foreign lands, but also provide warnings for churches and potential missionaries about short-cuts and “common ground” methods that abound in missions today. June 28-29, 2023, with John MacArthur, Costi Hinn & others. (Sponsored Link)

Is It God’s Will to Always Heal Us?

Is it always God’s will to heal us? Randy Alcorn answers a surprisingly contentious question.

Good Shame, Bad Shame, and Ugly Shame

“Shame is not our sworn enemy. Sometimes shame is useful. Some sins should cause us to have reactions of disgust! The Scriptures often appeal to shame at various points. Much of the time, shame is an indication of a conscience that still functions properly. It is often the rightful corresponding emotion to shameful acts.”

3 Elements of Biblical Spirituality

J.A. Medders: “A biblical spirituality sings in harmony. It’s theological, doxological, and practical. A faithful spirituality works in concert, revealing a whole life walking with Christ.”

9 Things You Should Know About Revivals in America

Since everyone is talking about revival, Joe Carter offers nine things you should know about them.

Flashback: Thy Word Is Not a MagLite

God illumines our way, but not our whole way all at once. He shines a light along our path, but not our whole path.

Death! How shall they die who have already died in Christ?

—F.B. Meyer

  • 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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  • 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: 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: 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.