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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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  • 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 (June 17)

    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.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…