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A La Carte (March 4)


I don’t know about you, but I think the Babylon Bee has been on point lately with hilarious headlines like In Major Gaffe, Bernie Sanders Forgets Words To Communist Manifesto and Christians Finally Vindicated As Sidehugs Found To Protect Against Coronavirus. My life’s better when it includes a little satire.

Logos users, get in on this year’s Logos March Madness and get us some discounted books.

It’s not a huge list of Kindle deals today, but the ones that are there range far and wide.

Turning Up the Volume: Joyful Noise or Noise Ordinance Violation?

Last week I was speaking to a pastor from another country where he and his congregation have to be discreet in their worship and sing quietly to avoid prosecution and/or persecution. Meanwhile, closer to home, CT is reporting on churches that are annoying their neighbors and handing out earplugs to attendees.

Tales from Inside Benny Hinn Ministries (Video)

This is an episode of Canada’s The Fifth Estate from a little while ago, but I only just saw it recently when it surfaced on my list of YouTube recommendations. As you might expect, it features Costi Hinn.

What Kind of Peace Should America Seek in our War-Torn Era?

Bruce Ashford is writing a series on the ethics of warfare, and I’m finding it quite interesting. In this second entry, he asks what kind of peace is worth pursuing through warfare. (You can read the first entry here.)

The Great Toilet Paper Run of 2020

Stephen McAlpine is kind of laughing about “The Great Toilet Paper Run of 2020” but also showing what it reveals about our society. “There’s a thin veneer of confidence in the Western world that is completely untested by any major traumatic event that sweeps all before it.”

A Kiss In My Hand

What a sweet little article from Seth Lewis.

Top 3 Common Mistakes When Studying the Bible? (Video)

What are some common mistakes Christians make when studying the Bible? Dr. Robert Plummer answers in Honest Answers from SBTS.

1990 and 2020

Marvin Olasky looks back in time a little to show why those who are concerned for the pro-life cause can find some encouragement today.

Flashback: It’s Not Just Sabbatarians Who Need Sabbath

We are weak and limited. Sabbath reminds us that we cannot do it all, and that we do not have to do it all. As we acknowledge our weakness, we learn to lean upon God’s strength.

The Christian life is a race that will have an end. One day we’ll be complete in glory and with Christ. We’ll receive a prize when this race is finished. But until that time, we must learn to run, endure, persevere, and finish.

—Trillia Newbell

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    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.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.