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A La Carte (January 11)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books that are ideal for kids. You’ll also find Nancy Pearcey’s Finding Truth at a great price along with a few other choice titles.

This week’s deals from Westminster Books focus in on a Christian understanding of culture.

Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

I don’t know about you, but I found this fascinating. And, for what it’s worth, I’m pretty sure I almost never say “eh.” Then again, few people know how often they use it.

3 Areas in Which Parents Must Persevere

“The hardest aspect of parenting is often not our lack of understanding, but our failure to persevere. As parents, what we need the most is go continue doing the little things every single day. There are three particular areas in which we need to persevere.” Yes, yes, and yes.

Mommy, Daddy, and Their Precious Little Bundle of Data

While on the subject of parenting, this is an interesting look at how digital technology is making parenting more difficult. There are some insightful comments about how we used to raise children compared to how we raise them today.

Ten Reasons Taxpayers Should Defund Planned Parenthood

Joe Carter: “On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that as part of the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republican congressional leaders would include a provision that would prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funding. Here are ten reasons why every taxpayer should support congressional efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.”

7 Ways Smartphones Can Enhance Your Spiritual Life

Joe Carter’s also writing over at TGC and countering some of the messaging we hear about how smartphones are ruining our lives. It’s never so simple, is it?

This Day in 1946. 71 years ago today John Piper war born. Happy birthday, John! Enjoy your annual blizzard! *

John MacArthur on Ministry Longevity

Eric Davis summarizes some of what John MacArthur has taught on ministry longevity. MacArthur will soon complete his 48th year of pastoring the same church, so he speaks from experience.

Seasons in a Small World (Video)

This neat video uses a microscope/macro-lens to present the four seasons in our human world. That’s hard to explain, so you may just have to watch it to see what it’s all about.

Secure Your Online Life with the Bible (and Good Security Practices)

John Dyer offers help in better securing your online life.

Flashback: Teaching Our Children To Pray

By encouraging our children to pray, we are teaching them the language, the practice, and the importance of prayer.

The reason the stone was rolled away on Jesus’s tomb was not so that Jesus could get out, but so that we could get in.

—Tim Keller

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.