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A La Carte (July 9)

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Grace and peace to you today, my friends.

Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles that may be of interest.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Three Greatest Enemies of Marriage)

A Prayer for My Children’s Walk With Christ

Phil Hunt shares a father’s prayer for his children’s walk with Christ.

What’s Your Creed?

Casey makes an interesting transition from the creed of the Campbellites to the creed of today’s secular culture (which Rebecca McLaughlin outlines in her book The Secular Creed). “She argues that modern Western culture upholds five tenets of orthodoxy: Black Lives Matter, Love Is Love, The Gay Rights Movement Is the New Civil Rights Movement, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights, Transgender Women Are Women. The violation of any of these cherished doctrines risks being blackballed and canceled as a bigoted heretic.”

What REALLY Happened at Nicea (Video)

A lot of people claim that the Council of Nicea was convened to decide which books would make up the Bible. But as Tim shows here, that wasn’t the case at all.

The Bible Is Not Boring

Speaking of the Bible, many people seem to think that it is a boring book. Mitch takes issue with that and offers some reasons you might (wrongly) think so.

It’s OK to Fail

“For so long, I had been scrambling on the spiritual hamster wheel of hoping to be enough through doing more; deriving my value from being seen for what I can do, instead of nurturing the unseen of who I am becoming in Christ (more on this topic in future letters).”

How Can I Read My Bible Correctly?

Justin provides some useful categories to describe the ways we may misread the Bible: errors of preconception, errors of perception, and errors of integration.”

Flashback: Use the Rod, Lose the Child?

We know God expects us to discipline our children and we know he expects us to obey our rulers. So what do we do when those two come into conflict?

One thief was saved that no sinner might despair, but only one, that no sinner might presume.

—J.C. Ryle

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    A La Carte (July 9)

    A La Carte: A prayer for my children’s walk with Christ / What really happened and Nicea / The secular creed / The Bible is not boring / It’s okay to fail / How can I read my Bible correctly? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Together We Pray 2024

    This week the blog is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International. They invite you to join them for an important week of prayer beginning July 22. Our Lord’s Final Command The final command our Lord Jesus gave to all who would follow Him was the command known as the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19–20). The Great…

  • The Three Greatest Enemies of Marriage

    The Three Greatest Enemies of Marriage

    Marriage brings us many joys. But since it exists in this world and not some other, it also brings its share of sorrows. It is like everything else in that way—there are times we marvel at its beauties and times we lament its difficulties. A divine gift that was meant to be only good is…

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    A La Carte (July 8)

    A La Carte: The crow bait approach to theology / Incredible babies, embryos in limbo, and the idol of choice / Kevin DeYoung on making every issue “your thing” / The abolition of porn / All sunshine makes a desert / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Your Best and Worst Days

    Sunday Devotional: Your Best and Worst Days

    There can be a subtle danger that comes with a long focus on the spiritual disciplines and the building of good habits. If we are not careful, we can begin to take a kind of comfort in our habits that makes us think they are what makes us acceptable to God. Even though we know…

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 6)

    A La Carte: The Kansas City Chief’s kicker and reflections on motherhood / Does the Bible blame women for rape? / Progress in Cameroon / Discipleship is life / The living and abiding Word of God / Stewarding your commute time well / Kindle deals / and more.