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A La Carte (July 28)

Today’s Kindle deals include a wide selection, including a whole collection here that goes under the name Gospel-Centered Discipleship.

Westminster Books has R.C. Sproul’s books for children on sale. They are all excellent!

Dawkins’ Berkeley Delusion

Richard Dawkins was “deplatformed” from an event for being Islamophobic. Stephen McAlpine has a fitting and thought-provoking response.

No Time for Widows?

What would it say about our churches if we did not take the time to properly care for widows? After all, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, and the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27).

How Medieval Chefs Tackled Meat-Free Days

“A riddle: When is a puffin not a puffin? The answer: When it’s a fish. The same applies for beavers’ tails, barnacle geese and tiny baby rabbits. All definitely, definitely fish. That is, if you’re a Medieval chef in Western Europe, and it’s a fast day, and you’re gearing up for yet another meal of almonds and salted cod.”

Freed From ISIS, Yazidi Women Return in ‘Severe Shock’

This article tells of some of the most tragic victims of war.

The Poison of Envy

I continue to insist that envy is one of the most-overlooked yet most dangerous sins in the world. This article treats it well.

A Year of “Chewbacca Mom” News Alerts

One person took the time to track a whole year of the infamous “Chewbacca Mom” in the news. It’s enough to make you wonder why on earth people pursue fleeting fame.

The Pastor as a Church Member

“That’s right. The pastor and his family are church members. Too many pastors have been crushed by the weight of a congregation unable see the sheep inside the under-shepherd. And too many congregations have been robbed by pastors who refuse to seem themselves as sheep.”

Flashback: What Gives God Pleasure

God’s desire unveils his pleasure: God loves to save the lost. This brings him great joy.

Jesus made no ethnic distinctions in who He died for, so why would His people make ethnic distinctions in who we fellowship with.

—Shai Linne

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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

  • Evangelize 2024: Growing a Church That Proclaims The Gospel

    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.

  • 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.