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A La Carte (March 13)

Today’s Kindle deals include several good titles from Crossway that deal with suffering. J.I. Packer’s Finishing Our Course with Joy is particularly good and very nearly a must-read.

Church or Football?

This plea is written specifically for Zambian Christians, but it applies equally to Christians from other nations.

A $2 Million Treasure Chest

This writer recounts his 5-day quest for $2 million hidden in the Rockies. Yes, someone (supposedly) hid $2 million in the Rockies.

The Beauty of Botany

Sometimes it is good to appreciate other people’s appreciation of the God’s world.

Parenting Blindspots

I was recently a guest on Truth.Love.Parent podcast. In the first episode we discussed parenting blindspots and in the second I tried to answer some listeners’ questions.

The Master of Mazes (Video)

Here’s a short video of someone who designs garden mazes for a living. That sounds like a great line of work!

Stay At Home Moms Don’t ‘Waste’ Their Education

To say that moms who chose to stay at home with their children waste their education is a misunderstanding of the purpose of an education.

5 Reasons You Should Read Missionary Biographies

David Sills lists 5 good reasons. (Here are some suggestions to get you started.)

The Core Tenets of Biblical Counseling

This is good stuff from Geoffrey Kirkland. He defines biblical counseling in this way: “Biblical counseling is the skilled application of God’s sufficient Word to the hearts of God’s people.”

Flashback: The Blogs, the Battles and the Gospel

Many bloggers have mastered all the practical rules of blogging. But these same bloggers, myself included, would do well to work toward mastering the spiritual rules of blogging.

I’m related to Adam in my natural birth. I’m related to Jesus in my new birth. I can’t deny my past. No one can deny my future.

—Dan DeWitt

  • Protecting the Family Name

    Protecting the Family Name

    It is a conversation I had with my son-in-law while he was pursuing my daughter and expressing his interest in marrying her. It is a conversation I will need to have with a second son-in-law if the day comes when he expresses his interest in marrying my other daughter. It is a conversation about the…

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    A La Carte (July 17)

    A La Carte: Every place is a place to talk about Jehovah / A precious mystery / How marriage shows the beauty and poetry of the gospel / What should we learn from the immensity of the heavens? / Should we call church a family? / Commentary sale / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 16)

    A La Carte: All we have left undone / What does the Bible teach about divorce and remarriage? / How America’s premier theologian interpreted God’s providence after Lincoln’s assassination / Will God judge people for being born Muslim? / Theological discernment is for moms too / Prime Days / and more.

  • My Most Common Pastoral Counsel

    My Most Common Pastoral Counsel

    Among my responsibilities as an elder/pastor within a local church is meeting with people to offer counsel and guidance. I have never lost the wonder of being given so sobering a privilege—to listen to people as they share their deep sorrows or ask their big questions and to then attempt to bring the Word of…

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    A La Carte (July 15)

    A La Carte: The desires of your heart / Contentment isn’t only for hard times / On the hosting of mission teams / Be careful of your strengths / Yes, we’re almost there / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Every Road and Every Sea

    Sunday Devotional: Every Road and Every Sea

    The Bible has proven its value as weaponry in the battle against spiritual foes, as a laboratory researching cures for spiritual maladies, and as a rich source of treasure in the accumulating of wisdom. It has proven itself a guide to the pathways of life and a chart to navigate the stormy seas of trial…