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A La Carte (October 19)

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The Lonely Death of George Bell

This sad article from the New York Times looks at what happens when an unknown and forgotten person passes away.

Are There Degrees of Sin?

R.C. Sproul: “Many Evangelical Protestants have rejected the idea of degrees of sin because they know that the Protestant Reformation rejected the Roman Catholic distinction between mortal and venial sins. As a result, they’ve jumped to the conclusion that there are no distinctions between sins in Protestantism.”

The Five Fruits of Calvinism

David Murray continues his look at what you might call “true Calvinism” by a look at its five fruits. If your Calvinism isn’t bearing this kind of fruit, you might want to consider what he says.

A Call for Translators

The Gospel Coalition is looking for volunteers who can translate material into Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Chinese.

This Day in 1959. Al Mohler was born fifty-six years ago today. You can wish him a happy birthday at @AlbertMohler.

The Sad Truth about Airfares

The sad truth is that the industry has become so complicated that there’s no longer any visible logic to it. Which is to say, you almost always lose.

Run Hard, Rest Well in the Gospel

This is a helpful article. “The intention for every Christian is to run hard and to rest well.” That pretty much summarizes it, doesn’t it?

Putting the Mini in Ministry

Your ministry does not need to be grand and visible in order to be significant. GoThereFor shows how a mini ministry can serve others and bring glory to God.

Packer

The essence of God’s action in wrath is to give people what they choose, in all its implications.

—J.I. Packer

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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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.