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A La Carte (March 28)

Today’s Kindle deals include some stuff you’ll probably want to check out if you’re an avid collector or are just building a library.

(Yesterday on the blog: Message To My Older Self)

The Blessing of a Good Example

David Qaoud writes, “‘You are a hardcore student of the Word,’ he told me. I didn’t think much about it. I just took it as a compliment and moved on. People say these sorts of things to me from time to time. But after thinking about my passion for God’s Word, I remember that it didn’t start with me. I can’t take the credit. The story starts with two college roommates.”

Some Simple Advice For Figuring Out How Much Screen Time To Give Your Child (Video)

“NPR’s Anya Kamenetz offers three simple rules to help foster an environment that allows for technological creativity without shutting off the outside world.” It’s sensible advice.

The Burning of the Wooden Shoes

This strong article warns certain Reformed denominations against going down paths that will necessarily lead to destruction. “The pressures being laid upon Reformed churches are many. As a pastor, I have felt the pressure to conform to the American way of church. Among the evangelicals in our community, our Reformed church is pegged as the strict church in town doing things that nobody else does. Downgrading those Reformed practices that are the most off putting is assumed to be the best path forward to reach a broader base of potential churchgoer.”

Doing Church Biblically Can Be Messy

Doing church biblically is doing church right even when it’s difficult.

The Incredible Reality Of Who We Are Now Because Of Jesus

“One of the incredible results of Jesus’ resurrection is that God makes believers into completely brand new creations. The Bible says we are completely new creations – we aren’t simply reformed or refurbished. We’re brand new. We aren’t just the same old people who have now made resolutions to change or improve. It’s not like Jesus bought an old piece of beat up dirty furniture in a junkyard, washed it off, and is now beginning to sand it and polish it up.”

The Final Week of Jesus

Each day this week Justin Taylor is posting a video on what happened during the original Easter week.

Laziness is Idolatry

“Laziness is idolatry. It is closely related to its opposite—workaholism. Both the sins of laziness and workaholism are sins of self-worship. The behavior looks different, but the root idolatry is the same. And the problem we face is that the law cannot do for either of these sins what grace does.” As you may have guessed, this is Jared Wilson.

Flashback: The Particular Temptations of Young Men

What God means to accomplish in young men are rarely great deeds that are visible to the public, but the invisible construction of a foundation of godly character that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

Our deeds are not the basis of our salvation, they are the evidence of our salvation. They are not foundation, they are demonstration.

—John Piper

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    A La Carte (February 27)

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    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…

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    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.

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    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.