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A La Carte (March 3)

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Grace and peace to you, my friends.

Westminster Books has lots of good cirriculum material on sale: Christianity Explored, Hope Explored, and so on.

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of volumes that will appeal to the theologians among us.

(Yesterday on the blog: When God Unfolds His Will in Pieces)

Our Free Salvation Sets Us Free to Love

“Mormons and JWs are typically kind, pleasant, and respectful, but their evangelism is driven by their need to fulfill specific requirements. They may love those they’re talking with, but their goal in evangelizing is to save themselves.” That’s a key point.

Why is Evangelism Hard?

Stephen McAlpine raises some good points here. “Every so often on good evangelical websites that I read I come across an article that asks the question (before answering it in three points), as to why we find evangelism so hard.” But there’s often a problem with such articles.

No More Trash Talking (Video)

I appreciate this word from Todd Friel.

The Overlooked Virtue of Gentleness

“This is a virtue which combines humility and approachability, mildness and kindness in their proper sphere and expression. It is not quick to damn or to strike, not unrighteously forbidding or foreboding, but attractive and welcoming. Similar notions include the ideas of patience and mercy.”

How Do I Handle My Disordered Desires?

John Piper provides some examples of disordered desires and instruction on how to respond to them.

What does it mean to fear the Lord?

Dr. Michael Allen provides a brief answer here.

Flashback: The Character of the Christian: Generous

It is the Christian’s duty and delight to hold loosely to wealth and to give generously to the Lord’s work. Any problem with money is not the fault of the money itself but with the sneaky, sinful human heart.

As we reflect on the character of God, the work of Christ, and the promises of the gospel, God will increase our desire to know him more and thus pursue him more through prayer.

—John Onwuchekwa

  • 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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    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…

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    A La Carte (June 6)

    A La Carte: Toward a Protestant pronatalism / The rise of hyperpleasures / Why only pastors can baptize / Fighting the “respectable” sins of gossip and slander / Can we forgive when the offender doesn’t repent? / 10 questions a Christian man should ask himself before making a marriage proposal / D-day / Kindle deals…