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A La Carte (June 5)

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Good morning from the West Coast. I am out here in beautiful Vancouver B.C. (with Aileen!) for the Men for God Conference, and am looking forward to meeting new friends and speaking to them about our great God. But first, let’s get to today’s A La Carte.

Bruce or Caitlyn? – Denny Burk is attempting to carefully and biblically answer a pressing question: Should Christians accomodate transgender naming? I think he is well on his way to a solid response. On a similar topic, the link between transgenderism and gnosticism is an important one to consider.

Remember His Goodness – This article seems to go well with what I wrote yesterday and with the Puritan classic I’ve been reading (The Mystery of Providence). Remember to remember God’s goodness!

The Internet Doesn’t Exist – This author makes an interesting point: The Internet doesn’t really exist. At least, not in the way we often speak of it.

ESV Study Bible – Westminster Books must have too many ESV Study Bibles because they’re selling them at half off. It’s a great graduation gift if you still need one.

Emotions of Pixar – This video shows just how good Pixar is at conveying emotion. And it reminds me that I still haven’t seen Brave, something I ought to remedy forthwith.

5 Errors of the Prosperity Gospel – I’m sure there are more, but 5 is a good place to begin.

No, I Won’t Bless the Food – Here is a good and timely reminder from Don Whitney.


  • 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.