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A La Carte (January 15)

It has once again been a bit of a slow time with Kindle deals, perhaps because we were spoiled so badly in December. We will hope for some more exciting deals next week. In the meantime, here are some links worth checking out.

Ten Theses on Immigration

This column from Ross Douthat has been gaining a lot of praise over the past couple of days.

J. I. Packer, 89, On Losing Sight But Seeing Christ

“Packer, 89, will no longer be able to write as he has before or travel or do any regular preaching. While for now he still retains peripheral vision, it’s doubtful he will ever regain the ability to read.”

30-Day Bible Challenge

If you are a Logos user and, like me, feel like you’re barely scraping the surface of the program, you may want to try this challenge.

Anglican Communion ‘Suspends’ Episcopal Church

Joe Carter has put together one of his FAQs on recent happenings within the Anglican church.

You Need A Safe Place To Make Mistakes

This is true of worship leaders, the audience it is written for. But it’s equally true of all kinds of ministry.

This Day in 1702. 314 years ago today, hymnwriter Isaac Watts was called as pastor to Newington. *

The Silver Chair

It’s going to take a reboot to get The Silver Chair to the big screen. But it is coming, it seems.

35 Christian Films

Speaking of films, this site rounds up 35 Christian movies coming our way in 2016. I watched quite a few of the trailers and can’t say I’d want to watch any of the movies!

7 Pro-Life Resources

This may be worth a bookmark. Each of the resources is worth exploring as well.

Sibbes

Christ refuses none for weakness, but accepts none for greatness.

—Richard Sibbes

  • 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.