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A La Carte (June 28)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of minor deals.

MacArthur/Sproul Q&A (Video)

This is a fun little video clip from a recent event. Also, R.C. Sproul does a good job answering a question about double predestination.

The Apostate’s Creed

This is pretty clever.

Why Did God Allow the Fall?

“It’s a question that puzzles new converts and terrifies Sunday school teachers. Indeed, it’s a conundrum most of us have wrestled with, and for good reason.” Why did God allow the fall?

Reformed Perspective

There’s a new issue of Reformed Perspective magazine available for download if you’re interested.

Credo Magazine

There’s also a new issue of Credo magazine free for the taking. This issue focuses on the English Reformation.

Fictitious Forgiveness

This article explains why self-forgiveness isn’t a responsibility we bear. “But surpassing the crux of self-forgiveness has nothing to do with a secret technique rooted in self-actualization, self-esteem, or self-pampering. In fact, that only pours fuel on the fire. Any approach to this issue which has as its goal making oneself feel better or look better is utterly dangerous.”

The Story of Martin Luther (Video)

You may enjoy this video which tells the story of Martin Luther through Playmobil. Mike Reeves narrates.

Errors in the Tiny Details

Randy Alcorn: “The issue of the Bible’s nature and its inerrancy will inevitably affect how we approach the reading and study of Scripture, as well as our personal time with God and how we listen to sermons in our churches. It will largely determine whether we trust God’s Word or trust ourselves or the current drift of our culture. It will determine whether we sit under Scripture as the decree issued by our divine judge, or whether we set up ourselves as judges over Scripture.”

Flashback: Mark Zuckerberg Covers His Webcam. Should You?

In an age of ubiquitous data collection, there is wisdom in taking some basic measures of self-protection and self-preservation.

This is true religion, to approve what God approves, to hate what he hates, and to delight in what delights him.

—Charles Hodge

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • 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.