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A La Carte (January 30)

Today’s Kindle deals include some excellent titles from Crossway as well as a couple of other good picks.

President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigrants and Refugees

Joe Carter takes a blessedly objective look at President Trump’s recent executive order.

Performing a Time Audit of Your Life

J.D. Greear shares what may prove a helpful resource. “One of the benefits of a new year is stopping to take stock of our lives—to assess whether we’re actually spending our time doing what matters most. We’ll never live the life God intends for us unless we intend to, and intending starts with an honest look at how we’ve created our schedules.”

If an Atomic Bomb Was Dropped Near You (Video)

What would happen if an atomic bomb was dropped near you? All kinds of awful stuff.

Christian Life Beyond the Quiet Time

Every week I look forward to Jared Wilson’s Monday-morning article. Here it is.

4 Billion Chestnut Trees

There used to be 4 billion chestnut trees in the U.S., but now it’s national news when someone finds one.

This Day in 1912. 105 years ago today missionary, philosopher, author and lecturer Francis Schaeffer was born. Schaeffer was a leading figure in the resurgence of evangelicalism in the 60s ad 70s. *

‘Untranslatable’ Emotions

I was more interested in the details of this article than the big picture. There are lots of emotions for which English has no word. But other languages have a richer emotional vocabulary.

Remembering Dr. Iain D. Campbell

I was sorry to hear of the death of Dr. Iain Campbell at just 53. (See also here.)

The F-35 Disaster (Video)

It’s pretty clear the F-35 jet fighter is a complete disaster, yet it keeps going. This video shows how it’s actually a brilliant piece of engineering—economic and political engineering, that is.

Flashback: Work That Makes a Difference

Work is not significant only when it utilizes my full capacity or full capabilities. Work is not significant only when it is measurable in dollars and cents or praise and compliments. Work has intrinsic significance because it gives me the opportunity to do something with joy—with joy in the Lord.

Sin is ugly. It should be killed daily. I die every day, because Jesus said, “Take up your cross daily” and crosses are for dying.

—John Piper

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 19)

    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.