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Weekend A La Carte (8/4)

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The Courage To Put Away Our Cameras – I give this article a big thumbs up. “The degree to which we are able to be present in the moment, psychologists say, is one of the chief indicators of mental health and security in our personal identity. I can buy that. And I would submit that this takes a lot of courage.” (HT)

The Course of Your Life – Matthias Media has an excellent new resource called The Course of Your Life. It’s well worth checking out. If you’re a Friend of the Blog, you can log in to the Friends site and find a deal based on it.

The Case for Early Marriage – Mark Regnerus: “Amid our purity pledges and attempts to make chastity hip, we forgot to teach young Christians how to tie the knot.”

When Lightning Strikes Twice – John Knight points to an amazing interview about disability. Give it a read!

What Lindsay Saw – John Starke has a good article on hospitality. Be sure to read down to Lindsay’s part of the story.

World Speed Record – Here’s something to keep in mind when watching the Olympic sprinters: they’ve got nothing on the cheetah.

Temptations and occasions put nothing into a man, but only draw out what was in him before.

—John Owen

  • 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.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.