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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

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.