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A La Carte (October 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of great study Bibles along with a couple of other books.

Why the End of Marriage in Eternity Is Good News

John Piper explains why the end of marriage in eternity is actually good news.

God is Not Ashamed of You

“You see, God’s not disgusted with you. He doesn’t wince when you pray. He doesn’t blush when you admit to someone who asks if you believe in him. He’s unashamed of you. He loves you. He’s loved you before he created the world.”

How a Church Can Help or Harm a Newly Adoptive Family

This is some very practical advice for churches when a member adopts a child.

When Did Teen Girls Stop Commonly Getting Married? (Video)

This video tells when exactly it was that teenaged girls stopped getting married.

Clinging to the Crutch

“Some people say, derisively, that Christianity is a crutch. And to that I say Amen. Glory Hallelujah. Give me that crutch. Because I am crippled. More like paralyzed, actually.”

Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

An article like this makes me wonder when and if we will ever discover all there is to discover about the human body.

Sanctification — Belonging, not Behaving

“Sanctification is much bigger than simply becoming more like Jesus. As glorious as that is, sanctification is God’s planned cosmic restoration happening before our very eyes.”

Flashback: The Major Life Decision That Put My Theology to the Test

I had to make a decision that would impact my life, my family, and my church. It was grueling and it put my theology to the test.

God, and God alone, can take bloody violence, arrogant injustice, cunning cruelty and bend it all around to serve a redemptive purpose.

—Ray Ortlund

  • 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.

  • 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.