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A La Carte (May 11)

Westminster Books has a deal on a new book from David Powlison that deals with a subject of universal importance: sanctification.

How the Average Adult Spends Days

Here’s a visualization of how the average adult spends his or her days. We sleep a lot.

How a Pastor Loves His Flock

“The measure of a pastor’s love for God is directly linked to his deliberate care for Christ’s sheep. That’s what the Lord told Peter after Peter affirmed his love for Christ. The Lord said: ‘shepherd my sheep’ (John 21.16). So, how can a pastor love Christ? By loving Christ’s church. How, then, can a pastor love his flock well?” Geoffrey Kirkland answers.

The Case for Free-Range Kids

“America’s worst mom” makes her case for allowing kids some freedom to roam.

What Happens to Babies When They Die? (Video)

Thomas Schreiner gives his answer in this short video from Southern Seminary.

Can I Forgive Someone Who Doesn’t Confess Wronging Me?

John Piper answers. I don’t exactly agree with his take on it, but it’s well worth reading.

Pastoral Bullies

“It was a bad day at church. What was supposed to be a blessed and meaningful worship experience felt like a punch in the gut. What happened? Those in authority were selfish bullies.”

The Particular Importance of Not Being Particularly Important

This may hurt: “If you’re interested in being somebody in your life, think again. Chances are, Jesus is not on board.”

Flashback: A Secret Way to Kick-Start Your Theological Library

It’s no secret that building a quality theological library is a very expensive proposition. But I’ve got a secret to share with you that will help kick-start any theological library: You can build an electronic library of excellent theological journals and magazines without spending a dime.

Some preachers use the Bible as the way a drunk uses a lamppost—more for support than for illumination.

—David Helm

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    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.