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Weekend A La Carte (April 2)

12 Things to Know About the Anti-Christ

“We, in the Calvinistic and Reformed church, have not done justice to the Scripture’s teaching on this matter. We often rightly respond to the ‘Left Behind’ industry with dismay and sarcasm. In so doing, however, we have, perhaps inadvertently failed to sufficiently and soberly grasp Scripture’s teaching on this period of history which will be instrumental in bringing about a catastrophic and irreversible apostasy.”

Making Jesus in Our Own Image

I think you will enjoy this brief, challenging excerpt from an interview with Sinclair Ferguson.

Of Burner Phones and Busy Lives

This is a wise and challenging reflection on modern technologies and the ways they captivate us.

How To Become A Better Theologian

Edmondo Sanganyado had the novel idea of writing a long list of people to ask how to become a better theologian. The results are quite interesting, I think.

I’m a Christian and I Hate Christian Movies

I’m not convinced by the solution offered in this article, but I do think the author does a good job of explaining why Christian movies can be so disappointing.

Tomorrow in 1593. 423 years ago tomorrow, English poet George Herbert was born. *

The Right Kind of Code

Barnabas Piper talks about a recent locker room scandal: “When expressions of friendship and manhood mean covering up the misdeeds of another, especially from the one being wronged, it is neither friendship nor manhood—it is twisted cowardice.”

A Follow-up Response to Professor Keathley’s Erroneous Claims

This article is, to my knowledge, the most recent in a chain of respectful back-and-forth arguments that included my recent entry on Ken Ham and his view of evolution.

The Top 10 Books on Reconciling Divine Sovereignty and Free Will

Thanks to P&R for sponsoring the blog this week with “The Top 10 Books on Reconciling Divine Sovereignty and Free Will.”

Sibbes

There is never a holy sigh, never a tear we shed, which is lost.

—Richard Sibbes

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    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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  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…