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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

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • 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…