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A La Carte (November 27)

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Dr. Everett Piper: A Man Among Boys

Rod Dreher highlights Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. “Many of us have wondered when a university president was going to stand up and push back against the student bullies, instead of grovel and coddle them.” He did just that.

I Was Walking on Blood

Two Parisian doctors tell of their experience in the aftermath of the terrorism in that city.

The Secret of Spiritual Joy

Cruciform Press has just released a new book by Bill Farley titled The Secret of Spiritual Joy. It’s about the power of gratitude to replace our self-pity and grumbling with deep inner joy, and today through Monday it’s available for 25pct off with coupon code secret25.

Jesus Fell Asleep

Here’s a comforting bit of writing from Wendy Alsup.

Why Controversy Is Sometimes Necessary

Al Mohler: “Is it ever right for Christians and churches to engage in controversy? Of course, the answer is yes—there are times when believers are divided over serious and consequential questions, and controversy is an inevitable result.”

This Day in 1095. 920 years ago today, Pope Urban II called for a crusade against Islamic oppressors. *

How Gross Is Your Mattress?

I don’t mean to ruin your sleep, but, well, there it is. “Even if you curl up to sleep solo, you’re not alone…”

Self-Destructing Tabs

Here’s a way of limiting the amount of time you waste online.

Linne

God did not love the world because the world is lovely. God loved the world because God is love.

—Shai Linne

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.