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A La Carte (February 8)


Today’s Kindle deals include another long list. There’s an entire commentary series available as well.

This week Westminster Books has discounted the giveaway versions of the ESV.

10 Myths About Africa Many Americans Believe

Amy addresses some of the myths Americans tend to believe about Africa. I suppose Canadians must believe them too. Either way, let’s get corrected.

Moral Factors to Take into Account if You’re Considering IVF

Brett Kunkle: “It’s true that modern technology has increased the number of reproductive technologies available to us, but we shouldn’t use them indiscriminately. As Christians, we need to think very carefully about the moral implications of these technologies, and there are several significant moral factors to take into account if you are seriously considering in vitro fertilization (IVF).”

World Record Paper Airplane (Video)

Here’s how to fold the world record paper airplane.

Give Yourself to Constant & Committed Prayer!

Geoffrey Kirkland offers a series of pastoral suggestions as you give yourself to constant and committed prayer.

Battalogeo & a Heavenly Prayer Language

Give yourself to constant and committed to prayer (above), but not to “heavenly” prayer languages.

This Day in 1576. 441 years ago today Puritan parliamentarian Peter Wentworth was sent to the Tower of London for his rousing defense of freedom of speech. *

When Am I the Older Woman?

Biblically, the “older woman” is meant to take on certain responsibilities. But who qualifies as older? Lore Ferguson Wilbert answers.

How Rachel Carson Cost Millions of People Their Lives

The Daily Beast shows how Rachel Carson, an early environmentalist, ended up costing millions of people their lives.

Long Hours and Laziness

We tend to associate long hours with being productive, but long hours may actually display laziness.

Flashback: Capturing Weak Women

They feel the weight of sin and guilt, they feel the burden of their inadequacy before man and God, and they are, in that way, easy marks for someone who arrives with a cheap and easy gospel. These teachers are no doubt assuring them they aren’t so bad after all, that the solution is just to do more, to do better, to try harder, to follow the program.

There is no commentary that opens up the Bible so much as sickness and sorrow.

—J.C. Ryle

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    This post is sponsored by Burke Care and is written by Cameron Woodall . Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so, he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around…

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    It was one of those little pieces of information that helped clarify so much in my mind, that described through data what I had seen with my own eyes and experienced in my own ministry. It is a piece of information we all ought to be aware of and one we all ought to consider.…

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    A La Carte (June 24)

    A La Carte: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and God’s beautiful providence / The Psalms’ quiet case for musical diversity / How to criticize your pastor / A new day / Take every thought captive / Sitting on suitcases / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.