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A La Carte (March 3)

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The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you today.

Westminster Books has a popular devotional back in stock and on sale (as well as a “forgotten masterpiece” by Bavinck).

Pray for Kate Forbes

Carl Trueman: “The reaction of journalists and politicians to Forbes indicates that we are now in a world where identity politics is reaching a dangerously destabilizing point. If the terms of membership in society are as fluid and ever-changing as the design of the Pride flag, and if no dissent from such orthodoxy will be left unpunished, something deeply sinister is happening.”

What You Should Know About the ‘He Gets Us’ Campaign

Joe Carter explains the “He Gets Us” campaign in one of his famous FAQs.

Have I Failed My Children?

There are some valuable reflections on parenting in this article. “Gil and I laugh when we say that two of our four children make us believe we are totally experts at this parenting gig. If those two were our only kids, we’d give ourselves pats on the back for what a great job we are doing. We’d probably write a parenting book.”

Lips of Poison

“The tongue that is quick to whisper gossip and lies, slandering in the dark, is in cahoots with the accuser of the brethren. Satan, the hater of truth. He licks his chops at all deceit and has spent his entire pathetic existence creating discord. This I know.”

Baseball and the Meaning of Life

Here’s a timely reflection on the world’s greatest sport.

Christian, There is Blood on Your Armor

“As for your battered armor, it is not a disgrace but an homage to your Lord. In all your conflicts, it never failed you. In all your injuries, it preserved your life even when your body failed because the kind of life it protects is similar to the battle in which it is engaged.”

Flashback: Books To Read As You Prepare for Easter

Easter will soon be upon us, and I know that many Christians will take the opportunity to specially reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are extremely well-resourced when it comes to books on the subject and I thought I’d list a few recommendations here.

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.

—C.S. Lewis

  • Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Surely few things in this world are more mysterious than sex. Surely few things give such clear evidence that there must be more to them than the sum of their parts. On the one level, sex is a simple biological function that exists to populate the earth with human beings. On the other level, it…

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  • Why Do I Feel Such Profound Loneliness?

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and is written by Steve DeWitt. The story of human loneliness has its roots in the character of God and God’s purpose in creating us.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created…

  • Stop Swiping Start Serving

    Stop Swiping, Start Serving

    I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that in the past few weeks, you have probably not gotten rip-roaring drunk nor participated in a debauched drinking party. You have probably not given yourself over to rampant sexual immorality or a life obsessed with sensuality. At least, I hope not

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    A La Carte (May 20)

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