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A La Carte (July 2)

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Everhard Jabach and His Family – I think you will enjoy watching this 5-minute film on the repair and restoration of Charles Le Brun’s painting Everhard Jabach and His Family.

Apple Music – Apple is offering 3 months of free access to their new streaming service which competes directly with Spotify and its alternatives. If you sign up, you may want to follow these steps to make sure you won’t be charged at the end of your trial.

Four Appeals to Christians – Gavin Ortlund offers 4 appeals to Christians who are embracing gay marriage. Here’s a great line: “Panic and pessimism are out of order for a worldview anchored in belief in an omnipotent God, irresistible grace, and an eternal heaven.”

Baptism and a Theology of Children – There has been a bit of interesting blog-based discussion of baptism over the past few days. Jonathan Leeman has a round-up and reply.

You’re Not a Leader If… – This one hurts a little bit: “You are not a good leader if you never tell people you are sorry.”

Carson

Sin corrupts even our good deeds. We injure our shoulder trying to pat ourselves on the back.

—D.A. Carson

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    A La Carte (June 25)

    A La Carte: Principles for leading an effective meeting / Longing for home with C.S. Lewis and Tyler Childers / The uncategorizable suffering / How (and how not) to wait / Things too marvelous / Eat this, not that / Books on sale / and more.

  • Dirty Feet: Our Filth, His Joy

    This post is sponsored by Burke Care and is written by Cameron Woodall . Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so, he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around…

  • The Most Dangerous Thing a Christian Can Do

    The Most Dangerous Thing a Christian Can Do

    It was one of those little pieces of information that helped clarify so much in my mind, that described through data what I had seen with my own eyes and experienced in my own ministry. It is a piece of information we all ought to be aware of and one we all ought to consider.…

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    A La Carte (June 24)

    A La Carte: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and God’s beautiful providence / The Psalms’ quiet case for musical diversity / How to criticize your pastor / A new day / Take every thought captive / Sitting on suitcases / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.