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A La Carte (September 7)


The Lord be with you and bless you today.

How a Firebombed Pregnancy Center Is Changing the Post-Roe Landscape

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra reports from Buffalo, New York.

Age with Joy

“Aging is beautiful. On the one hand, aging is difficult, it carries with it its own sufferings: our aging body that seems to slowly betray us, forgetfulness, pain, illness, and the harsh reality that we are mortal. But on the other, for Christians, aging carries a promise.”

Who Called David’s Census—God or Satan?

Here’s a question many people like to ask and answer!

I Could Always Get My Dad

This is a nice little illustration of an even better reality.

Should Joining a Church Be Difficult?

Here is a historically-grounded look at whether joining a church should be easy or difficult.

“Nearer My God to Thee”: A Serious Song of Hope for Sufferers

“The songs we sing do not always provide realistic expectations of the Christian life. Consider the line from a well-loved hymn which states that it was at the cross by faith, ‘I received my sight, and now I am happy all the day.’ The first phrase is true. The second is strictly unbiblical.”

Flashback: What Can God Do With Broken Hearts?

Where the world looks to those who are whole and strong, God looks to those who are weak and broken, for his specialty is bringing much from little, beauty from ashes, strength from weakness.

Never doubt in the darkness what God has told you in the light.

—Victor Raymond Edman

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.