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A La Carte (July 8)

How to Pray in Our Time of National Crisis

Joe Carter reflects on the series of inexplicable killings that have happened this week in America. (Also, this from RAAN.)

Christian Audio

Christian Audio invited me to put together a bundle of books. If you sign up for a 30-day trial membership (and yes, it’s actually free) you will receive all 4. Or you can purchase them for $4.98 each.

How a Busy Mom Can Stay Consistent in the Word

“It is hard for busy moms to find time to get into the Word. Kids don’t necessarily understand that you need a quiet time. Here are some steps you can take to stay consistent in the Word…”

Making the Most of Your Bible Reading

On a similar note, here are 8 ways to make the most of your Bible reading.

Prophet, Priest, King

There is a new issue of Credo magazine for you to enjoy. It’s free to download or read online.

The Story of P&R

I enjoyed reading this brief history of P&R, a publisher that has been a blessing to the church since 1930.

This Day in 1741. 275 years ago today, Colonial Congregational minister Jonathan Edwards preached his classic sermon at Enfield, Connecticut: “You are thus in the hands of an angry God; ’tis nothing but his mere pleasure that keeps you from being this moment swallowed up in everlasting destruction” *

Trouble in Bakersfield

Carl Trueman: “A popular, longstanding, and effective member of a schoolboard has had to stand down—not because he does not enjoy the confidence of the community, but simply because he does not accept the latest demands that every knee must bow to whatever the political taste of the moment has decided is non-negotiable.”

Flashback: Growing Up in a World Like This

Here’s an interview I did with Dr Chris Richards who wrote some excellent books on having “the talk” with your children.

Owen

The greatest sorrow and burden you can lay on the Father, the greatest unkindness you can do to him, is not to believe that he loves you.

—John Owen

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 11)

    A La Carte: The blessing of constant curiosity / Church discipline in the digital age / Don’t be too easy to join / Body matters in Genesis / The local church is a sandbox / Seasons in a pastor’s life / and more.

  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.