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A La Carte (May 11)


This week I’ll be posting only A La Carte posts and not other articles—I’m taking it easy on typing for the week.

If you are taking the course on Galatians led by Dr. Tom Schreiner (information here) it’s time to begin the videos; I’ve got a call scheduled with him for Thursday to begin asking your questions.

Ligonier Ministries is now offering free streaming of all their teaching series. There are hundreds to choose from!

There are a few Kindle deals for those interested.

Died: Darrin Patrick

You’ve probably heard by now of the tragic death of Darrin Patrick. If not, here is Christianity Today’s article. “In a Friday evening update, Seacoast Church stated: ‘Darrin was target shooting with a friend at the time of his death. An official cause of death has not been released but it appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No foul play is suspected.’”

God’s Will for This Time

This is a brief but meaningful devotional from Alistair Begg (part of his ongoing series of daily devotionals).

How We Got the Bible

This is a long, helpful one. “Behind the storyline of Scripture is the story of how God, in his providence, gave his words to us. When God spoke, he ensured that it would be preserved through a process of writing, collecting, copying, translating, and printing. After thousands of years, the Scripture that began with the breath of God now comes to us in the Book that is worthy of our supreme trust.”

COVID-19 and The Mark of the Beast

I would guess there aren’t a ton of people who read this site and are convinced COVID-19 relates to the mark of the beast, but it seems some people are concerned. This article answers it.

Face Masks: The New Sackcloth?

Here’s James Faris on sackcloth and face masks. “One thing they do accomplish: they humble us. No matter how hard my favorite seamstresses try to make them cool with various logos and styles, they can’t. I still look uncool. I get to feel some of how little and shameful I really am. I hate pulling a mask over my face.”


CCEF is compiling quite a collection of information—videos and articles—meant to serve counsellors and other church leaders.

Flashback: The One Sure Mark of Christian Maturity

You can know everything there is to know about theology, you can be a walking systematic theology, you can spend a lifetime training others in seminary, and still be desperately immature.

We cannot all argue, but we can all pray; we cannot all be leaders, but we can all be pleaders; we cannot all be mighty in rhetoric, but we can all be prevalent in prayer.

—Charles Spurgeon

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 19)

    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.