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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

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.