A La Carte (July 15)

Good morning. May the Lord bless and keep you today.

Become a Patron

There is quite a substantial list of Kindle deals to look through this morning.

(Yesterday on the blog: Making the Christian Life More Complicated Than It Needs To Be)

Christians Need More Intergenerational Friendships

I, for one, am very thankful for the intergenerational friendships the Lord has blessed me with. “InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, one of the largest college campus ministries in the United States, recently surveyed students on 127 college campuses to assess students’ well-being and attitudes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Several of the key findings show that students need more intergenerational relationships.”

God Doesn’t Get Tired Of Answering Prayer

“I may get tired of being needy, but God doesn’t get tired of providing for his children. I may get tired of always asking, but God doesn’t get tired of answering his children.”

False Worship and the World

“Don’t be a ‘person of faith.’ It’s a meaningless statement, like saying ‘I like food’ or ‘I like to sleep.’ Be a person who admits he doesn’t know what he believes, or a devout Buddhist or Muslim. Then, at least, you stand in well-defined ignorance or false worship.”

What’s Behind the Rental Car Shortage? (Video)

It’s strange times when experts recommend booking a rental car before booking flights and/or hotels!

Mizko

I really enjoyed Heidi Tai’s tribute to her brother.

Brothers, We Are Not Charles Spurgeon

“There is nothing wrong with learning from and deeply respecting preachers or other ministry leaders. In fact, much can be gained from reading about the lives of brothers and sisters who have gone before us. Furthermore, and perhaps more specifically, befriending local preachers and learning from their experience and techniques can greatly increase our ability to present the truth to our own listeners. Yet, when we seek to emulate the temperaments, preaching styles, and personalities of these preachers, problems arise.”

Writing As a Spiritual Discipline

In this article Doug Eaton aptly expresses many of my feelings about the importance of writing.

Flashback: When Christians Just Don’t Read the Bible

While I receive some requests about difficult circumstances and advanced matters of obedience, the most common by far are the simplest: Pray that I would read and pray.

I say to the glory of God and in utter humility that whenever I see myself before God and realize even something of what my blessed Lord has done for me, I am ready to forgive anybody anything. —Martyn Lloyd-Jones