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A La Carte (June 18)

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Our Culture of Reading – If you are a reader you will enjoy Matthew Lee Anderson’s thoughts on our culture of reading and the end of dialogue.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Friendship – This is an interesting one from USA Today: “We tend to take friendship for granted, to make it secondary to other demands on our time.”

Everything a Child Should Know about God – Westminster Books has this one back in stock after it sold out last time. I wrote this blurb for it: “There are few resources that are better suited for young children … It presents the deepest truths in the simplest ways, and encourages both knowledge and trust. I highly recommend it.”

Get There Faster – This amazing resource shows you which flights are most likely to get you where you’re going with the fewest delays.

How To Do Family Worship – In this short video Donald Whitney provides simple instruction on family worship. (Speaking personally, we do not make singing a part of family worship.)

Binge-Eating, But Starving – “One of the worst ways God can afflict us is to so satisfy us in this life that we no longer need him, no longer even think of him. It’s the most extreme, most devastating malnutrition.”


Whatever you read, read the Bible first. Beware of bad books: there are plenty in this day. Take heed what you read.

—J.C. Ryle

  • 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.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.