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A La Carte (January 18)

Why Daughters Need Their Dads

I needed to read this. “I have watched daughters talk to fathers. When you come in the room, they change. Everything about them changes: their eyes, their mouths, their gestures, their body language. Daughters are never lukewarm in the presence of their fathers. They might take their mothers for granted, but not you.”

The Youth Group Lessons I’ve Had to Unlearn

I don’t agree with everything in this article, but I do resonate with the three big points.

Iran Frees Pastor Saeed Abedini

I’m guessing you caught this news already. At long last, Pastor Saeed has been freed.

A Comforting Word in the Hotel Nightstand

I thank God for the Gideons and for their passion to share God’s Word.

3 Keys to Listening During Sermons

Just think of the immense privilege that is yours to listen to a sermon every Sunday, week after week after week. Here’s some guidance on listening well.

This Day in 1951. 65 years ago today, missionary to India Amy Carmichael died. *

The Secret of Spurgeon’s Success

Charles Spurgeon was a towering figure, and this article explains the not-so-secret secret of his success.

American Missionary Killed in Burkina Faso Attack

“An American missionary and orphanage director was among the dozens killed by Al Qaeda-linked militants in the West African nation of Burkina Faso Friday night.”

Stay Messy, My Friends

Jared Wilson: “Here are three areas we can stay in the thick of the messy ministry that is fertile soil for gospel joy…”

Taylor

Do not have your concert first, and tune your instruments afterward. Begin the day with God.

—Hudson Taylor

  • 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.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.