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A La Carte (February 26)

Jungle Pilots Are Superheroes

The whole superpower motif is a bit overplayed, but it was still good to see this video on the heroes of MAF.

How Can We Be Angry and Not Sin?

“I don’t think Paul had perfect, sinless anger in mind when he quoted King David from Psalm 4:4 to the Ephesians. Paul’s point seems to be that not all anger Christians experience is rooted in the prideful, selfish soil of our sin nature.”

Hack Attack

There is a bit of bad language in this video. With that out of the way, it aptly shows how hacking and hackers actually work and just how vulnerable our information is. But it also shows why it’s not all bad news.

A History of Awakening

Keith Mathison provides a brief history of awakenings and offers hope for many more. “If you are a Christian, He has awakened you by bringing you out of darkness and into the light. Pray that by His Spirit He would move mightily to awaken many more.”

Risen – The Movie

Melissa Penner has a good review of Risen telling what it includes and what it omits.

This Day in 398. 1,618 years ago today, John Chrysostom (nicknamed “golden tongue” because of his eloquent preaching) becomes bishop of Constantinople. *

The Number One Predictor of Divorce

I don’t think I’ve ever linked to Woman’s Day before. But this article is important in that it explains the number one predictor of divorce. “After four decades of research, the world’s foremost marriage therapist noticed a clear pattern among couples that didn’t stay together.”

The Most Beautiful Thing

“When Robb Scott overheard another father telling his son last weekend that Down syndrome was an ‘illness of not knowing anything,’ he said nothing. But as the father of a five-year-old boy with Down syndrome, he felt sick inside.”


It is not our eye on him which is our great protection, but his eye on us.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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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.

  • 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 (June 18)

    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…