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A La Carte (June 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of interesting titles.

You Already Bugged Your Own House Years Ago

It’s nerve-wracking to hear of all the ways companies and governments can listen in to us. But, the fact is, most of us bugged our homes years ago.

In Defense of Educational Administrators

Carl Trueman: “They are committed to, and acting consistently with, a philosophy that sees the purpose of education as therapeutic rather than transformative. A moment’s reflection on the structure of the modern humanities indicates that therapy lies at the very heart of higher education.”

When Should Doctrine Divide?

Gavin Ortlund considers the question and says, “At the broadest conceptual level, I see two opposite dangers: doctrinal minimalism and doctrinal separatism.”

10 Quick Things You Can Do To Improve Your Church Website

Here are 10 quick things you can do today to continue to improve your church website and serve the people who use it.

4k StormLapse (Video)

Terrible storms can be terribly beautiful.

Stop Capitalizing Pronouns Referring to God

I wouldn’t want to get too dogmatic about this, of course, but I don’t think we need to be capitalizing pronouns referring to God.

Give Them Law and Gospel

Tom Ascol: “If parents are going to bring their children up ‘in the discipline and instruction of the Lord’ (Ephesians 6:4), then they should understand the role of both the law and the gospel in that task. The former reveals to us God’s all-encompassing will and the latter reveals to us His all-sufficient provision for sinners who violate that will.”

Flashback: Why I am Not Arminian

I was raised within the Reformed tradition, left it as a young adult, and returned to it a few years later. Here I explain why I am not Arminian.

Our intellect is not intended to be an end in itself, but only a means to the very mind of God.

—Ravi Zacharias

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    Maybe We Make Meditation Too Difficult

    Of all the Christian disciplines, it is my guess that meditation may be the least practiced—though I suppose fasting might have something to say about that. Most people diligently make time to read the Bible and pray. And yet, while most people have good intentions when it comes to meditation, it so often seems to…

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    A La Carte (July 24)

    A La Carte: A mother to me, too / Never look your age? / Nine reminders for the struggle with body image / A ruler who trusts in Yahweh / No, I will not stop calling the church a family / Criminalizing sexual ethics / Bible journal sale / Kindle deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 23)

    A La Carte: Connection and commitment / When your mind gets stuck / Prayer postures in the Bible / Fading with age / Does God care about how I work? / 7 essential things to know about God’s holiness / and more.

  • Evangelize 2024: Growing a Church That Proclaims The Gospel

    This week the blog is sponsored by Matthias Media. Does your evangelistic passion match the New Testament call to proclaim Christ’s name to all people? God calls on us to partner with him in “hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12) by laboring to make people ready for that day, having…

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    A La Carte (July 22)

    A La Carte: No facts or evidence required / Unity is not the same as total agreement / Christians and magic / Beware of local cults / In the school of contentment / Books by Jen Wilkin / and more.