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A La Carte (October 29)

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Why Abortion Is Unjust Discrimination

This helpful animated video shows why abortion is unjust discrimination.

Should Christians Take Part in Halloween Celebrations?

“These kinds of disputes are not uncommon in the history of the church. In Biblical times, believers argued about all kinds of things like food, festivals, celebrations, and rules…” (If you want to know my view on it, well, we just sorted out our girls’ costumes for Saturday.)

Scary Stuff

While we’re on the subject of Halloween, Janie at Redeemed Reader says, “In general, I don’t consider horror stories to be of much value for Christians, for three reasons.” (And, as it happens, we do not allow our children to participate in Halloween as horror or occult characters.)

Why “God’s Not Dead” Resonated, and What It Missed

With God’s Not Dead 2 in the works, Trevin Wax looks at why the first movie resonated and what it missed.

Are Daily Fantasy Leagues Immoral?

Daily fantasy leagues are in the news a lot today. Brad Hambrick looks at the phenomenon from a counselor’s perspective and asks whether they are something that Christians should participate in.

This Day in 1837. Statesman and theologian Abraham Kuyper was born 178 years ago today. “So strongly was his Christian touch felt in his native land that the nation came together to celebrate his seventieth birthday.” *

The History of Western Philosophy

Westminster Books is offering a steep discount on John Frame’s massive new work.

Reformation Reminders

Eric Davis offers a series of Reformation Reminders to remind us why the Reformation was a necessity. (I may say more about this later, but touring the grand cathedrals in Germany and Austria and seeing the relics and superstition, was shocking to this Protestant.)

Packer

God is good to all in some ways and to some in all ways.

—J.I. Packer

  • 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.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.