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A La Carte (March 19)

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Predestination: Should We Even Talk About It? – Daniel Hyde is beginning a promising series of articles on predestination. “Yes, we should talk about predestination. We should talk about it in a way that leads sinners to Jesus Christ, which brings God eternal glory, and which brings God’s people eternal comfort.”

Books for Women – Westminster Books is having a sale on a handful of books written for women, including a new one from Carolyn Mahaney & Nicole Whitacre.

The Accidental Complementarian – Jen Pollock Michel calls herself an accidental complementarian and tells how she came to accept the label.

Some Wise Words About Facebook – Here are some wise words about Facebook. While directed specifically at women, men will benefit as well.

Captain Context – Here’s another good strip from Adam4d.com.

Who Knows You? – Paul Tripp asks, Who knows you? As in, Who actually, really knows you?

Does God Harden Hearts? – Tony Reinke takes on this question: Does God harden a believer’s heart?

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We are never nearer Christ than when we find ourselves lost in a holy amazement at His unspeakable love.

—John Owen

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

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  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.