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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

  • The Tallest Trees and the Strongest Winds

    The Tallest Trees and the Strongest Winds

    I once heard a fable about the trees of a mighty forest. Many years before, a few acorns had been scattered in especially fertile soil and they quickly sprang up first as mere saplings and then as mighty oaks. Because the soil was so rich, they grew quickly and they soon towered over all the…

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    A La Carte (February 9)

    A La Carte: STDs in the USA / The second coming of Jesus Christ / The life beyond / Our too-strong longing to know God’s will / Are boycotts biblical? / House churches and big churches / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 8)

    A La Carte: Brock Purdy’s faith and family / Reflections on hearing Jordan Peterson / The place of gospel tracts in evangelism today / Limits to Christian liberty / The joy of imperfect creativity / and more.

  • He Was a Kind Man

    He Was a Kind Man

    What comes to mind when you think of R.C. Sproul? What do you remember of his life and ministry? What associations do you make when you hear his name? He was a gifted teacher, of course—probably the greatest pure teacher many of us have ever encountered. So many Christians first came to marvel at God’s…

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    A La Carte (February 7)

    A La Carte: American evangelicalism as a controversy generator machine / Why we always need more books on every subject / How digital apps are changing how we read the Bible / Share even what’s sparse / Evil doesn’t always show up waving a flag / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 6)

    A La Carte: Anna who waited / The MrBeast within / You can’t appease the unreasonable / The ones who cook / When small frustrations boil over / Names repeated twice / and more.