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A La Carte (May 7)

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Walking the Wedding Aisle Without Your Virginity – John Piper has a sweet answer to this question: “What truths do you have to share with a man or woman such as myself, struggling with regret related to past sexual mistakes and their current consequences in the context of marriage and engagement?”

Church Is For Messy People – Church is for messy people, and it’s a good thing, too.

Can We Trade Sexual Morality for Church Growth? – “From time to time we hear some telling us that evangelical Christianity must retool our sexual ethic if we’re ever going to reach the next generation.” Russell Moore responds.

Gender Transformation – Owen Strachan writes about Johnny Weir and a brave new America.

Recovering Eden – This week Westminster Books has some great deals on some good new books on the Old Testament.

Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls – Here, from the Washington Post, are 8 questions you want answered about Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls.

The Creation Debate – Here is the creation debate in a nutshell.

Chandler

God is awesome; he doesn’t need you to be awesome. He wants you to be obedient.

—Matt Chandler

  • The Parenting Book Too Few Parents Read

    The Parenting Book Too Few Parents Read

    We are blessed to have access to so many excellent books on parenting. From conception to empty nesting, from strong-willed toddlers to rebellious prodigals, from the joy of welcoming a child to the grief of losing one, there is a book to guide and help us. And for that, I am truly thankful. And yet…

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    A La Carte (February 5)

    A La Carte: Hell should unsettle Christians / What authority does a husband have over his wife? / The normalization of polyamory / What do Mormons believe about marriage? / Eleven expressions of gastronomic humility / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Sadness

    What To Do While You Wait To Die

    A friend of mine recently went to be with the Lord after enduring a long battle with leukemia. In his final weeks, as his strength slowly faded away, he told his family that he wished he could write a book titled What To Do While You Wait To Die. There would be no time to…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 3)

    Weekend A La Carte: The gospel is about going to heaven when you die / We need more repellently attractional churches / Partiality is not a victimless sin / The single most encouraging thing for a pastor / Amazing grace in deep despair / and more.

  • The Deconstruction of Christianity

    The Deconstruction of Christianity

    There is nothing new and nothing particularly unusual about apostasy—about people who once professed the Christian faith coming to deny it. From the early church to the present day, we have witnessed a long and sad succession of people walking away from Christianity and often doing so with expressions of anger, animosity, and personal superiority.…

  • Free Stuff Friday – The Timeless Truths Bible (Thomas Nelson Bibles)

    This week Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Thomas Nelson Bibles. They are giving away five copies of the Timeless Truths Bible. About the Timeless Truths Bible: The Christian faith is founded upon unchanging, timeless truth. From the days of the early church until the day of Christ’s return, all of Christianity proclaims that “Jesus…