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A La Carte (January 23)

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Spoiler Alert – This is an interesting one from Slate: “Children’s birthday parties are getting more and more extravagant. Here’s how we let it happen.” I have noticed this trend!

Going Paperless – This is a long but helpful guide on going paperless. It’s easier than ever!

What I Saw at the Abortion – Trevin Wax: “Ross Douthat linked to this first-person testimony from Richard Selzer, a surgeon, as an example of a pro-choice person who can’t ‘unsee’ what they’ve witnessed in an abortion.”

When You’re Prayerless – “Prayerlessness is not fundamentally a discipline problem. At root it’s a faith problem.” And it happens to all of us sometimes.

Under the Microscope – You know you want to see what some common objects look like under the microscope.

Patterns of Evidence – Here’s another review of the new documentary film Patterns of Evidence.

3 Leadership Lessons from Winston Churchill – Gavin Ortlund looks to Winston Church to find 3 important leadership lessons.

Chesterton

When we cease to worship God, we do not worship nothing. We worship anything.

—G.K.Chesterton

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • 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…