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A La Carte (February 4)

True Reformation

You’ll enjoy Burk Parson’s short but powerful meditation on true reformation.

Counseling Wives of Addicts

The most recent episode of Mortification of Spin begins with a discussion of counseling women whose husbands are addicted to pornography, then goes on to discuss a host of other important areas. This is a very helpful discussion.

New Footage Shows Planned Parenthood Negotiating Organ Sales

That this happens is outrageous. That few people seem to care is even more outrageous.

Don’t Just Pray About It

“The same heart of faith that comes to God in prayer patiently waits and watches for God to answer his prayer.”

Church in Hard Places

Westminster Books has a couple of books on sale by Mez McConnell. Read the books, watch the video, and join them on a 20schemes vision trip. (I will be there in October!)

This Day in 1555. 461 years ago today, English Reformer John Rogers was burned at the stake at Smithfield, the first of many martyrs in the reign of Mary Tudor. *

They Know My Voice

We live in a noisy world and “the subtle danger of the unrelenting noise in our lives is that we may miss the voice of God.”

Evernote Resources

Here are some helpful resources for those who use Evernote.

Christian Bakers

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery are at the center of a storm in Ireland after refusing to make a cake celebrating gay marriage. (You can read the story here.) Daniel’s statement to the media is a joy to listen to.

Keller

If your god never disagrees with you, you might just be worshiping an idealized version of yourself.

—Tim Keller

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    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 11)

    A La Carte: The blessing of constant curiosity / Church discipline in the digital age / Don’t be too easy to join / Body matters in Genesis / The local church is a sandbox / Seasons in a pastor’s life / and more.

  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…

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    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.