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A La Carte (July 30)

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Uprising (Video)

Here’s a stunning video of flowers and insects and other beautiful creations.

Your Prosperity Is Too Small

Costi Hinn: “There is not a more blinding, arrogant, and myopically presumptuous belief system than the “prosperity gospel.” While it promises a long list of earthly treasures to those who will succumb to its lusts, it leaves its victims spiritually bankrupt.”

Lord, Spare Me from Success

Like this author, I believe the Lord has shown his kindness to me in withholding from me all kinds of the things I wanted. “I thanked God for sparing me from my dreams of greatness. In my mediocrity, he protected me. In allowing me to fail, he fathered me. In keeping me from success, he kept me for himself.”

Law or Love?

“Law or love? Let’s not fall prey to the notion that only one of these two is the correct starting place when Christians speak with unbelieving friends.”

Termite Architecture (Video)

BBC recently surfaced this old but amazing clip featuring David Attenborough and a lot of termites. What amazing little creatures they are!

What Does it Mean to Abide in Christ?

Is there anyone you’d rather have answer this than Sinclair Ferguson? Not likely!

The World’s Most Infectious Killer (Video)

What makes TB such a dangerous disease? This little video explains.

Flashback: Why We Love the Amish

They don’t allow external pressure to shape their deepest beliefs. With the modern world pressing in around them, they don’t only survive, but thrive.

That inner chamber, that solitary place, is Jesus’ schoolroom.

—Andrew Murray

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.