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A La Carte (October 21)


If you’re interested in the new Unfolding Grace ESV and/or the accompanying devotional, they’re on sale this week at Westminster Books.

There’s a good little list of Kindle deals to look at today.

The World’s Easiest Theological Question

“For those who love to talk about theology, a good head-scratching question can really be fun. It allows us to stay up late in deep conversations with our friends over the mysteries of God and his Word.” But some theological questions are not head-scratchers…

4 Questions about the Trinity

Scott Swain answers a few important questions about the Trinity.

Redeem TV: A Better, Safer Streaming Service

If you have seen the news recently, you know that Netflix and many other entertainment platforms have proven they are not safe for family viewing. With faith-filled, family-friendly, curated content, Redeem TV provides light in a dark world. “Streaming Goodness” represents Redeem TV’s mission and devotion to provide trustworthy content for your family and those all around the world. (Sponsored Link)

The Blessing Of Good Elders

Here are some reasons why good elders are a blessing to the church.

Singing to the Risen Son

Here’s an extended look at the history of Christian hymnody. “The resurrection of Christ and the Pentecostal gift of the Spirit compelled Christians to sing. There was a burst of tremendous creativity for the infant church as they reinvigorated and pressed beyond the psalm tradition. Christian worship involved singing hymns to Christ from its earliest days.”

A Different Summer

“Do you remember writing about summer vacation for the first assignment of the school year? What would you write this year? I am tallying up a number of gains and losses.” We all are in different ways…

Politics and the Local Church (Video)

In this video Mark Dever discusses the important issue of unity within the local church—unity that comes without uniformity.

Flashback: 6 Reasons For You To Consider Writing

Like all of us, you need need to grow in humility, and writing has a way of promoting that precious trait.

He is a coward who shrinks from the discovery of his own faults.

—J.R. Miller

  • The Most Dangerous Thing a Christian Can Do

    The Most Dangerous Thing a Christian Can Do

    It was one of those little pieces of information that helped clarify so much in my mind, that described through data what I had seen with my own eyes and experienced in my own ministry. It is a piece of information we all ought to be aware of and one we all ought to consider.…

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    A La Carte (June 24)

    A La Carte: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and God’s beautiful providence / The Psalms’ quiet case for musical diversity / How to criticize your pastor / A new day / Take every thought captive / Sitting on suitcases / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Means and the End

    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. 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 author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…