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A La Carte (February 24)

Risen: Movies, Faith, and the Bible

The best and most important part of this article on the film Risen comes in the final paragraph.

I Got Skills

I enjoyed this reflection on motherhood and parenting.

Corpus Linguistics

I appreciated this critical interaction with the post I wrote on feeling, thinking, and believing.

Planet Earth 2

This is exciting: There will soon be a second series of Planet Earth. I can’t help but wonder, though, how much will be dedicated to climate change hysteria. “The series, which originally used the working title One Planet, uses technology including ultra high definition filming, drones and remote recording.”

Can God’s Love for Us Increase?

Mark Jones answers a common question and does so with a solid “yes and no.”

A Short History of the Mosquito that Transmits Zika Virus

“Question: What do Napoléon Bonaparte, Walter Reed, the Panama Canal, and the Zika virus all have in common? Answer: The Aedes aegypti mosquito…”

This Day in 303. 1,713 years ago today, the first official Roman edict for the persecution of Christians was issued by Roman Emperor Galerius Valerius Maximianus. *

Bonjour Paris

There may be a little too much hyper in this hyperlapse video of Paris, but it’s still pretty amazing.

The World’s Quietest Room

Imagine being in a room so quiet that you can hear your heart beat. You can even hear your joints scraping together when you move.

Whitney

The truly wise are humble because they know they still have so much to learn.

—Don Whitney

  • Three Respectable Sins of Pastors

    Three Respectable Sins of Pastors

    Over the past few years, there has been a lot of attention given to the ways that pastors may abuse their parishioners. Such attention is appropriate and every pastor ought to prayerfully guard himself against such abusive behaviors. Every church leadership structure ought to build rigorous systems of accountability and follow biblical guidelines in the…

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    A La Carte (May 29)

    A La Carte: A coward’s guide to evangelism / The great dechurching will hurt poor people / The unique experiences of pastors / Three words for Christian parents / Save the world, have a baby / The conquest of Canaan / Kindle and book deals.

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    A La Carte (May 28)

    A La Carte: What to do with the nice things people say / Old age syndromes to avoid / The amazing navigation skills of the dung beetle / 7 kinds of sacrifices / Hope in the grief of dementia / and more.

  • Managing Kingdom Causes with Sound Business Principles 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Redeemer University. The word “management” conjures up images of executives leading large corporations with the goal of generating wealth for shareholders. Think of “sustainability” and the lens widens to benefiting other stakeholders like customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Now, broaden your view even wider. Pan out–way out!…

  • Comparative Suffering

    Comparative Suffering

    It is something you tend to hear a lot when you have endured a time of significant sorrow or suffering: “I know it’s nothing compared to yours, but…” We have a natural tendency to compare—to compare our experiences to another person’s and to rank or rate them accordingly. The person who has suffered the loss…

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    A La Carte (May 27)

    A La Carte: Critical dynamics of criticism / Behind Jordan Peterson’s teaching is his own humanistic agenda / The Christian’s keystone habit / Getting out of the burnout pit / Is salvation by faith unfair to those who never hear of him? / That portrait of King Charles / Kindle deals / and more.