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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

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.