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Sunday A La Carte (March 25)

I would appreciate your prayers over the next few days as I complete my EPIC: England trip. We began yesterday in London and are now driving far and wide, from south to north, to track down historical objects. England has an incredible bounty of them! If you don’t already, consider following me on Instagram and I’ll try to show some of what I’m seeing.

Because I have collected so much good material over the past week, I am once again bringing one of those rare Sunday editions of A La Carte. I hope you enjoy it!

Loving the Church

Jonathan Leeman writes, “By the time this article is published, I will have left the church I first joined in 1996 and where I have served as an elder for a good part of the last decade. I’m excited to leave. I hate to leave. And love is why.”

Hang On, Northeast. In Some Parts, Spring Has Already Sprung

This is a beautiful animation showing how and when the first leaves come to different parts of America.

Should I Tell Someone About My Porn Problem?

“Many Christian women would share their struggles with pornography, if we knew that we would be met with grace and help as opposed to condemnation and knowing stares. I know this because I’ve been privileged to walk into Christian communities and start that conversation to help bridge the gap between those who struggle and those who could help them.”

Apple Is An Exception to Nearly Every Rule

This is why not just anyone can design like Apple. “Apple is unusual in many ways, but nothing sets it apart from your hardware startup quite as much as its cash reserves. The company sits on a quarter-of-a-trillion-dollar pile of cash, about twenty thousand times more money than even the best-funded startup in the world. Having a rainy-day fund the size of a national budget means you’re able to demand certain things.”

Is It Okay To Do In Vitro Fertilization? (Video)

“Is it okay to do In Vitro Fertilization? Dr. Kenneth Magnuson answers in Honest Answers from Southern Seminary.

How All You Can Eat Restaurants Make Money (Video)

You have probably wondered, as I have, how those restaurants make money. It’s actually quite simple.

Singapore and Paris Top World’s Most Expensive Cities

Just for interest, here are the most expensive places in the world to live: “Singapore is the world’s most expensive city for the fifth straight year in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Worldwide Cost of Living report, with Paris and Zurich tied for second place. ” Subjectively, I think the most expensive place I’ve been to recently is Jerusalem.


I snapped this photo yesterday, the grave of pastor and hymn writer Joseph Hart. In life he preached the gospel from his pulpit; in death he preaches it from his gravestone. It’s a bit hard to make out, but says this: “Joseph Hart was by the free and sovereign Grace and Spirit of God raised up from the depths of sin, and delivered from the bonds of mere profession and self-righteousness, and led to rest entirely for salvation in the finished atonement and perfect obedience of Christ.”

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TWR)

    This giveaway is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, whose mission is to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. TWR is looking for engineering, IT, maintenance and finance specialists to help us tell the story to God’s glory. Explore these and other opportunities here. …

  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…