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A La Carte (March 13)

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Prayer is Ridiculous – On the face of it, prayer is absurd. This post shows us why it would be absurd, except for the involvement and invitation of a kind and loving God.

What You Really Need in Marriage – I really appreciate what Mark Altrogge says in this post.

Who Was St. Patrick? – This short video explains who St. Patrick was and wasn’t. Interestingly, he wasn’t Irish, a saint, or a snake charmer.

Various Kinds of Tongues – Whether or not you agree with Nathan Busenitz’s cessationist position, his series on biblical tongues will at least give you a sensible cessationist explanation of key passages used by continuationists.

What Every Parent Must Do – Elisha Galotti went to J.C. Ryle’s article The Duties of Parents, and finds 17 things every parent must do.

Learn to Fly in the Fellowship – David Mathis: “The koinonia — the commonality, partnership, fellowship — which the first Christians shared wasn’t a common love for pizza, pop, and a nice clean evening of fun among the fellow churchified. It was their common Christ, and their common life-or-death mission together in his summons to take the faith worldwide in the face of impending persecution.”

Manton

The greatest contest between God and us is whose will shall stand: God’s will, or ours?

—Thomas Manton

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TWR)

    This giveaway is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, whose mission is to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. TWR is looking for engineering, IT, maintenance and finance specialists to help us tell the story to God’s glory. Explore these and other opportunities here. …

  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…