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Weekend A La Carte (April 30)

May the Lord bless and keep you as you serve and worship him this weekend.

Westminster Books has a good number of new and noteworthy releases discounted up to 50%.

There are some newer and older Kindle deals available today.

(Yesterday on the blog: Listen to the Church in China)

Carl Trueman at T4G Warning about Celebrity Pastors

Denny Burk highlights one especially memorable moment from T4G.

My Spouse Died Prematurely — Was It My Fault?

John Piper answers a heartbreaking question in this episode of APJ.

Gospel Movement in Dubai Among Filipinos

I really enjoyed this article which tells how the Lord is at work among Filipino expats in Dubai.

A Kestrel Couple’s First Year (Video)

This is such a neat video that tells the story of a kestrel couple’s first year.

When Will Jesus’s Kingdom Come?

“Eschatology is the study of the last things—the end times. Christians have different views on this topic, but they’re all related to this word, millenium.” Adriel Sanchez explains the three prominent views of the millennium. (For a much more substantial look at the issues, consider this article from Logos.)

Don’t let homophones hamstring your hermeneutics

Jesse Johnson: “For preachers, words are everything. Yet as anyone who has learned English as a second language will tell you, the hardest thing about English is that there are so many words! And many words have meanings that are different than other words that sound just like them. Here are four common theological words that are often confused.”

Flashback: No Squishy Love, No Brutal Truth

…let’s commit amongst ourselves to be as concerned about the journey as the destination. Let’s ensure our discussions and debates are as marked by Christian character as our conclusions are grounded in biblical truth.

The biblical math could not be simpler; if a person who professes to be a Christian lives like the devil, he is of the devil.

—Todd Friel

  • 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.