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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

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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.