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A La Carte (February 20)

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Grace and peace to you today.

There is a long list of Kindle deals for you to look over.

Yesterday on the blog: (A Prayer That God Would Save Our Children)

Revival and Bad Theology

“When revival hits, should we expect all the participants to have all their theological ducks in a row and align with our particular shibboleth?” Here’s one take on it. (See also: Asbury, Revival, and Christian Cynicism? and Why It’s Good to be Skeptical of the Asbury Revival.)

A Life-Giving Brain Cancer

“In July of 2022, I was diagnosed with a tumour in the left frontal lobe of my brain; what doctors termed the eloquent, dominant brain. … Six months later, I am glad to have completed active treatment, and excited for a second future. In fact, I’ve never been happier or felt more blessed than I do right now, and I’m eager to share with you why.”

Gender War, Technology, and De-Centering the Self

“It seems to me that the capacity to believe you could be wrong about something—in other words, the capacity to cultivate humility—is greatly strengthened by genuine encounters with other people, and is greatly weakened through the absence of such encounters.”

Why are some demons only able to be cast out “by prayer”? (Mk. 9:29)

Sinclair Ferguson answers an interesting question.

What Is Presbyterianism?

What is Presbyterianism about? This article explains its distinctives.

Nine Characteristics of the Great Old Testament Revivals

This is a helpful list of characteristics of revivals in the Old Testament.

Flashback: Learning to Stand

These are the six pieces of the spiritual armor we need for this spiritual battle: truth, righteousness, the gospel, faith, salvation and the Word of God…This armor is God’s gift to each Christian, sufficient to wage and to win this battle.

Satan’s chief device of temptation is to attack the truth of God.

—R.C. Sproul

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.