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A La Carte (June 19)

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Daddy, Does God Want To Save Me? – David Murray: “Did you hesitate? Even for a second? Then you have a warped Calvinism. And there’s lots of it around.”

Thoughts on Visiting – Jeremy Walker offers some thoughts on hospital visits.

I Love a Man – The angle on this one may be a bit overdone (“I’m Southern Baptist and Love a Man”), but the article is good and deals with male Christian friendship.

False Security – Don’t let false security dupe you!

Baptizing the Dora GenerationChristianity Today writes about Southern Baptists and toddler baptisms. “While the number of baptisms is down for most age groups, ‘the only consistently growing group in baptisms is age five and under,’ the task force reported.” (Here is something I’ve written on age of baptism.)

Jesus vs. the World – Here’s a good comic from Adam4D.


Profanity is the use of strong words by weak people.

—William A. Ward

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.