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A La Carte (May 16)

Are You a Closet Annihilationist?

Denny Burk comments on an article that discusses changing Christian views on hell.

The Power of Conformity

Rod Dreher shares a letter from one of his readers that explains some of the radical change we see around us (and why it should concern us).

The Tender Heart of a Woman

Melissa appeals to both husbands and wives in this article.

Doctors Opting Out

Here’s a pressing issue for Canadian doctors: “Naylor has no desire to quit medicine. But she says she is appalled at the thought she could be forced to refer patients seeking assisted death to an obliging doctor.”

On Apple Music

This article neatly summarizes a lot of my concerns with Apple Music and, beyond that, with some of the loss that has come with digital music.

The Continental Divide of Theology

Steve Lawson: “Geography is not the only place we find a great divide. There is a high ground that runs through church history as well—a Continental Divide of theology. This great divide of doctrine separates two distinctly different streams of thought that flow in opposite directions.”

This Day in 1805. 211 years ago today, Henry Martyn arrived in India to aid William Carey with translation work. *

You Can’t Mess It Up

There’s a lot of comfort in knowing that you can’t actually mess it up.

Flashback: How Far Is Too Far?

“I am accustomed to giving the easy answer: ‘It’s not about how far can we go, but how holy we can be. You are asking all the wrong questions!’ That may make me feel smart and a little bit godly, but it’s not exactly a satisfying or helpful answer.”

Carson

The price of diluting God’s wrath is diminishing God’s holiness.

—D.A. Carson

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    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…