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A La Carte (January 12)

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Should We Leave Our Children Inheritances? – Thanks to Randy Alcorn for addressing this question.

R.C. Sproul on Mark – Logos users will want to grab R.C. Sproul’s commentary on Mark while it is free.

When the Sin of Sloth Sneaks Up on You – “One day I woke up and realized that I was stressed out about the chaotic state of my life. There was no relaxation, EVER. But, it wasn’t because I never sat around. It was because I was sitting around too much. I was avoiding what I didn’t want to do, and it was making me miserable.”

The Strange Life of ‘Lord’ Timothy Dexter – This is an interesting little bit of history.

The View from the Ash Heap – Scholar Daniel Block reflects on sitting at his grandson’s side while he endures cancer treatments.

Which Promises Are for Me? – Jen Wilkin helps you understand which of the Bible’s promises are for you (and what may not be).

A Mother’s Brain – Here’s what happens to a woman’s brain when she becomes a mother. “From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.”

Ferguson

The weakest faith gets the same strong Christ as does the strongest faith.

—Sinclair Ferguson

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • 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.