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A La Carte (November 15)


The God of love and peace be with you today.

Westminster Books has a sale this week on a four-volume set of the works of Bavinck.

Am I _____ Enough?

This article addresses the kind of question we all have at one time or another: Am I [fill in the blank] enough?

Repeating the Mistakes of the Past

Alan Shlemon explains how, counter to what we keep hearing, it is the pro-gay advocates who are repeating the mistakes of the past.

A Lifelong Sentence Overturned By Faith: Only God Can Do That!

In one of America’s most notorious prisons, a young man sentenced to life without parole miraculously found faith, forgiveness, redemption, and restoration. In 27 Summers, Ronald Olivier shares his dramatic and powerful story and offers proof that God can bring healing and hope to even the darkest circumstances. Order 27 Summers today. (Sponsored Link)

A More Spontaneous and Genuine Evangelism

“It was not Jesus’ intent to say that the individual Christian must change locations in order to evangelize. But it is most certainly the whole church’s responsibility to see to it that we make disciples where we are, now.” Jim Elliff believes we’ve made evangelism too difficult and confusing.

Debunking Myths About Mentoring

Cindy Matson: “Have you been asked to be a mentor? Have you wondered if you should reach out to that younger believer, but you’re just not sure if you’re qualified to be a mentor? Are you looking for a mentor and wondering how old the person should be? Questions swirl around the topic of mentoring, so let’s take a few minutes today to debunk a few common myths.”

The Religion That Reads (but Doesn’t Respect) the Bible

Sam Emadi explains how Mormonism reads (yet doesn’t respect) the Bible.

The Impact of Social Media on Youth (PDF)

RYM has put together a poster/infographic that shares a summary of the 2023 US Surgeon Report on the impact of social media on youth mental health.

Flashback: The More We Drink, The More We Thirst

We will eat, we will drink, we will feast, and our hearts will be at perfect peace. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Lord, give to me a quiet heart that does not ask to understand but confident steps forward in the darkness guided by Thy hand.

—Elisabeth Elliot

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  • The Night Is Far Gone

    The Night Is Far Gone

    There are few things in life more shameful than sleeping when you ought to be working, or slacking off when you ought to be diligent. When your calling is to be active, it is inappropriate and even sinful to remain passive. This is especially true when it comes to contexts that are of the highest…

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    A La Carte: Personal reflections on the 2024 eclipse / New earth books / 7 questions that teens need to answer / Was there really no death before the fall? / How to be humble instead of looking humble / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Exactly the Purpose God Intended

    Exactly the Purpose God Intended

    General revelation serves exactly the purpose God intended for it—it reveals his power and divine nature. But, its message, while important, is insufficient—insufficient by design. Though general revelation tells us about the existence of God, it does not tell us about how to be reconciled to God.

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    A La Carte: The pain of being single; the love that holds me fast / The Christian response to cultural catastrophe / The reduction of public Bible reading / All Things (a new song) / Why should I go to church? / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers, who also sponsored the blog last week with Overflowing Mercies. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by…