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Weekend A La Carte (August 19)

Check out Westminster Books for some new deals on timely books.

Yesterday I shared a review of an excellent new book: Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Eclipses

Atlas Obscura answers a host of questions about the coming eclipse.

10 Suggestions For New Bible College Students

“From one Bible college graduate to another, here’s a brief word to students beginning their education this month…”

Seminary Is Not an Oasis

“While my mind was exploring the Kingdom of Wisdom, my heart was stuck in the Doldrums. Don’t fool yourself like I did. Rhyme and reason can go missing, even at seminary—and if that happens, forget about Reality. It’s invisible by now, haunted by the Terrible Trivium.”

Rotten Apple

It’s amazing at how tech companies will bluster and virtue-signal about problems at home while willfully ignoring problems abroad.

Walking Through It: A Family Violence Survivor’s Reflection

A survivor of family violence shares about her experience. What she shares is important for church leaders and members alike.

Don’t Waste Your Commute

My favourite isn’t included on the list: sit in silence and simply think.

Hate is the New Sex

You may not agree with all you read here, but it’s certainly thought-provoking and contains some solid cultural analysis.

Flashback: What Will Be the Cost to the Church?

What will be the cost to the church if young men continue to give themselves to pornography? What do we, as Christians, stand to lose if so many of our young men continue to spend their teens and twenties in the pursuit of pornographic pleasure?

Knowing God: Discipleship

Thanks to G3 for sponsoring the blog this week.

All is not gold that glitters. All is not good that tastes sweet. All is not real pleasure that pleases for a time.

—J.C. Ryle

  • 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.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…