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A La Carte (February 19)

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Connecting with the Conference – I’m at Ligonier Ministries’ National Conference this week; for those who can’t make it, here are some ways to connect during the event.

When Bible Reading Feels Like a Chore – Here are 3 reasons your Bible reading may feel like a chore.

Keep Your Greek – Sign up for Logos’ mailing list (or just input your email if you’re already signed up) and you will get Keep Your Greek for free. (Also, you may be interested in this pre-order deal.)

Samsung Design – If you’re into technology, you may enjoy this article on why Samsung just can’t quite match Apple when it comes to design. Turns out it’s a systemic issue.

The Caligulan Thrill – “Viewed from one angle, the sexual revolution looks obviously egalitarian. It’s about extending to everyone the liberties. … But viewed from the other angle…”

Greenland – “Google Street View just added a new virtual destination: some of the most stunning landscapes in Greenland, from fjords to viking ruins.”

Thorn

The Christian life is not one of attained perfection but ongoing purification.

—Joe Thorn

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • 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.