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A La Carte (June 6)

Talking to Your Children About Transgender Issues

Russell Moore discusses what “Christian parents need to do when discipling their children to think about gender identity questions, and why hard conversations about controversial topics are essential.”

The Sims

Speaking of which, this is important news if your children play The Sims. “An update for the latest version of the game, The Sims 4, released on Thursday, dismisses gender boundaries altogether.”

When Did the Animals Exit the Ark?

Answers in Genesis tries to pin down a tentative dating for Noah’s ark.

5 Distinguishing Marks of a Fruitful Church

Jared Wilson distinguishes between marks that may mark a fruitful church and marks that definitely do.

Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

“Mosquitoes have been much in the news lately because their bites can spread nasty diseases like the Zika virus, but regardless of whether mosquitoes are carrying a dangerous pathogen, their bites can be exasperating for a simple reason: They itch.” Here’s why.

This Day in 1844. 172 years ago today, English merchant George Williams founded the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) out of his London meetings for prayer and Bible reading. *

Evangelical History Blog

Justin Taylor and Thomas Kidd have begun a new blog together titled “Evangelical History.” It should be a good one!

Gifting My Body to Science

John Piper recently explained why he believes Christians should not be cremated. He returns to a similar subject: Can I gift my body to science?

Flashback: Satan Loves to Sail with the Wind

This short reflection on Satan is so very important. Here’s how it begins: “Satan loves to sail with the wind, and to suit men’s temptations to their conditions and inclinations. If they be in prosperity, he will tempt them to deny God; if they be in adversity, he will tempt them to distrust God; if their knowledge be weak, he will tempt them to have low thoughts of God…”

Horton

The gospel is not wishful thinking. It’s not just optimistic or sentimental uplift. It’s the announcement of a fact.

—Michael Horton

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.