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A La Carte (May 4)

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The Lord bless you and keep you today.

Westminster Books has a sale on a great set of the Works of Francis Schaeffer.

Today’s Kindle deals include one classic as well as a couple of newer works.

The Briefing on the End of Roe v Wade

Not surprisingly, many of the people I follow had things to say about the apparent imminent overturning of Roe v Wade. I’ve linked here to Al Mohler’s The Briefing. See also Joe Carter, Collin Hansen, and Denny Burk.

Older Saints Wanted

Darry Dash: “The older I get, the more I look for the redwoods, not the saplings. Who do I want to be like when I grow up? These older saints. I have a long way to go, but I pray to God for even a little of what they have.”

Why Did the Early Christians Switch from Sabbath to the Lord’s Day?

“What would compel devout Jews—John, Paul, and the entire early church—to exchange Saturday worship for Sunday worship to celebrate a person, the Lord Jesus?” That is well worth considering.

28 Fascinating Facts About Time

“Did you know that a day on Earth used to be around six hours shorter than it is today? Or that Julius Caesar once implemented a 445-day-long year? Learn those fascinating facts about time and more in this list.” Feel free to adapt any facts that have the words “billions of years” in them.

An Example of the Fear of God

Kevin DeYoung considers the Hebrew midwives and an example of the fear of God.

5 Copywriting Commandments and How to Implement Them

Cara has some good and helpful counsel for bloggers and writers.

Flashback: 6 Very Good Reasons to Consider Your Short Little Life

Repentance is our duty before God, but one we are prone to delay. But when we think of the uncertainty of time and its sheer brevity, we will see the danger of delaying. We will see we must repent today instead of procrastinating repentance into an uncertain future.

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

—Soren Kierkegaard

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TMAI)

    This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). They are giving away the 42-volume Essential MacArthur Library set. The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) is a worldwide network of pastoral training centers that equip indigenous church leaders to preach the word and shepherd their people. They have 19 Training Centers around…

  • The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    The Danger and Necessity of a Passion for Church Growth

    Quite a long time has passed since we witnessed the unexpected rise of a new kind of Calvinism. Few had anticipated that in the twenty-first century, so many millions of people spanning a host of nations and traditions would find themselves affirming such old and controversial doctrines. Yet many did so because they were wary…

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    A La Carte (July 12)

    A La Carte: John Piper on repetitive worship songs / Jen Wilkin says not to fear the marks in Revelation / Carl Trueman’s hope beyond politics in Europe / Bruce Ware on angels and free will / Samuel Davies’ tragic children / Book deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…

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    A La Carte (July 10)

    A La Carte: How the GOP became pro-choice / Forgive, and be forgiven / 10 non-cringy faith-based movies / The practice of arranged marriages / Do I share the gospel now? / How to show Mormon missionaries that the Bible contradicts their gospel / and more.