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A La Carte (June 29)

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15,790 Slave Ships – This interactive animation shows the course of 15,790 slave ships from the Old World to the New. “This interactive … gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations.”

Teach Your Child to Have Devotions – “On a human level, we can take this step of obedience: when your child is old enough to read, give him a Bible and train him to use it.” He includes a helpful worksheet.

Justice Kennedy’s Arguments for Polygamy and Polyamory – This is thought-provoking. And probably inevitable.

Advice from Chesterton – From the same site, read this excellent advice from G.K. Chesterton.

Give Us This Day Our Daily News – “The decision of what goes on the front page and what leads the evening newscast is a worldview decision. Understand this when you consume news reporting…”

Deal With Your Anger – Here are 3 compelling reasons to deal with your anger.

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The gospel shows us that Jesus chooses those who are failures to display his glory.

—Dave Harvey

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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.

  • 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…