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Weekend A La Carte (9/8)

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22 Ways to Humble Ourselves – “Christians should be the most humble people on earth. We should be so because we have come to know something of God’s infinite greatness and our own unworthiness before him. Here are some reasons why we should humble ourselves before God and some suggestions on how to do it.”

Not Lucky – Grace reflects on why she wouldn’t call herself “lucky” to be a stay-at-home mom.

Top Ten Sproul Lectures – Robert Rothwell, who writes studies and other materials for Ligonier Ministries, offers his take on R.C. Sproul’s top ten lectures.

More Wood, Bigger Fire – You don’t have to actually buy any of the recommended books here to benefit from reading the article.

The Game Starts Now – If you enjoy reading tech-related articles, you’ll want to take a shot at this one–The Verge’s take on Amazon’s announcement about their new Kindle e-readers and tablets. They are at war with Apple, something that ought to benefit the consumer.

SBC 40/40 Prayer Vigil – Here’s a kind of political action I can get behind (or could if I was in the US of A): “The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention are partnering to encourage Christians to pray for 40 days leading up to the U.S. presidential election this fall—from September 26 to November 4.”

Why Did the Ducks Cross the Road? – They aren’t too smart, are they? This is the scariest video you’ll see all day!

  • 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…

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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.