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A La Carte (January 12)

22 Ideas to Help Your Children Study And Love the Bible

“For the last few years, I’ve been gathering the ideas we’ve found helpful for nurturing our children’s interest and skill in reading the Bible. … perhaps some of our approaches may encourage you to try some new ideas with your own family.”

All the Money in the World

Here’s a chart showing all the money in the world. Should we be nervous about how much of it is derivatives?

The Most Important Thing

Ray Ortlund tells the most important thing his dad taught him.

Should Evangelicals Hijack Black Lives Matter?

This is a long but important look at the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the possibility of Evangelical support for it.

Let Wheaton and other Christian colleges be Christian

Yes, exactly! “Is it not time that journalists just accepted the fact that Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant covenant community of higher education and stopped being ‘shocked, shocked’ every time a case arises regarding what the standards of faithfulness are or ought to be in this community?”

This Day in 1871. 145 years ago today, Henry Alford died. Alford was an Anglican priest, hymnwriter, and poet. * He also had a fantastic beard.

Does the Bible Endorse Slavery?

“Have you ever faced a skeptic—maybe a family member or a friend at work—who threw slavery at you as evidence that the Bible can’t be trusted?” Denny Burk shows why this is false reasoning.

17 Lessons I Learned From Christian Books In 2015

I love this as a way to summarize a year’s worth of reading.

Exhale 4k

This is yet another stunning timelapse video.

Inside GM’s Deadly Ignition Switch Scandal

If you’re in the mood for some longform reading, you may find this one interesting.

Leake

God’s promises fully match our best, highest, and innermost desires.

—Mike Leake

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…