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Weekend A La Carte (12/17)

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Tattoo Regrets – This is a really interesting article about the tattoo fad that has taken off in the past few years. “According to the Pew Research Center, more than 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 26 and 40 have at least one tattoo. Getting a tattoo, once the province of sailors rather than suburbanites, is so mainstream that tats are inked at the mall and seen on everyone from Middle American mothers to H Street hipsters to Hollywood starlets.” Not surprisingly, a lot of those people now have regrets.

50 Best Photos – The Big Picture’s 50 best photos from the natural world (taken in 2011, that is).

Getting Back in the Race – Christian Book Notes has a glowing review of Joel Beeke’s new book. “You can never go wrong with a resource by Joel Beeke even if you disagree with him on a specific doctrine. Getting Back in the Race is a book most Christians need to read but do not know it. Get a copy and see for yourself. I am grateful (as will you be) for Cruciform Press taking this next step as a publishing company and to do so with this particular title is excellent. I unreservedly recommend this book to all Christians.”

My Favorite Atheist – R.W. Glenn writes about Christopher Hitchens–his favorite atheist.

Dribbble – This Dribbble account shows off some of Chris Koelle’s amazing art from the Revelation graphic novel he’s been working on.

Your Pastoral Life – Carl Trueman goes after Ed Young in this blog post.

Jesus, Joy of Highest Heaven – The Getty’s doing what they do.

Love is the queen of all the Christian graces.

—A.W. Pink

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    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • 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…