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A La Carte (July 8)


Today’s Kindle deals include some good books from Crossway (plus a couple of others).

(Yesterday on the blog: The Lord Is My Salvation)

Conservative Protestant Men Are Still Resisting Porn

We don’t get a lot of good news when it comes to pornography, so this was good to read. “Protestant men today who attend church regularly are basically the only men in America still resisting the cultural norm of regularized pornography use.”


The older generation needs to know that for many in the younger generation, the climate change doom and gloom is really impacting their whole worldview as well as their view of the future. There is a religious-like fervor to it.

Three other R’s

I pretty much always enjoy Marvin Olasky’s columns. In this one he shows that “Scottish evangelicals of the 19th century can teach us about revival, reformation, and reunion…”

How One Thai Church Bridges the Gap between Thai Culture and Christianity

What an interesting look at a church that tries to honor its culture even while it follows God. “Bridging the gap of culture and faith is the hinge the church pivots on. Because much of the nation’s culture, holidays, and customs revolve around Buddhism, choosing to follow Jesus is often seen as turning one’s back on their community and country. Chukiat and his church are on mission to show Thais that their faith and culture can be a both/and, not necessarily an either/or.”

The Bishop of Rome (Video)

How did the bishop of Rome become the pope? Robert Godfrey answers briefly.

Seek the Giver, Not the Gift?

Randy Alcorn (whose surname always wants to be autocorrected to “Acorn”: “The idea that we should seek the giver, not the gift, has truth behind it, but it can be misleading.”

5 Dangers of Money

Paul Tripp explains how and why money can be dangerous.

Flashback: Growing Up in a World Like This

“As well as teaching about the rightness of God’s ways, parents will also need to warn their children about the half truths and lies about sex and love that they will hear, and to help their children respond appropriately to challenges from a very difficult cultural environment.”

A weak faith can lay hold on a strong Christ.

—Thomas Watson

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…