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A La Carte (November 26)

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Pornography: A Perpetual Pastoral Problem

I was recently a guest on Mortification of Spin to talk with Aimee, Carl, and Todd about the problem of pornography.

5 Reminders for Christian Parents

“Parenting is just hard. It’s tiring. It’s busy. It’s laborious. It’s unending. It’s continuous. It’s demanding. But with all these realities, we as parents must remember that parenting is supremely rewarding!”

Justice Without Facts Is No Justice at All

“Justice without facts is no justice at all. When the institution of justice fails to report the facts, we should suspect injustice would happen.”

The Fruits of the Spirit

“When we look at a tree and see bad fruit, we conclude it is a bad tree. When we look at the same tree and it has good fruit, new fruit, we conclude the tree has changed. There’s not just new fruit but a new tree. This is what God does for His people in regeneration. He doesn’t just change the fruit; He changes the tree.”

This Day in 1789. 226 years ago today, “President George Washington proclaimed this date (a Thursday) to be the first national Thanksgiving Day holiday.” Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. readers! *

Does Debt Have To Be Part of the College Experience?

Aaron Armstrong speaks with Alex Chediak about college debt. Alex tells about his new book which explores the issue.

The Serial Swatter

The New York Times covers a strange and scary new kind of crime. “Internet trolls have learned to exploit our over-militarized police. It’s a crime that’s hard to stop — and hard to prosecute.” (Note: there’s a bit of bad language.)

Motyer

To abandon prayer is to embrace atheism.

—Alec Motyer

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.