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Weekend A La Carte (August 8)

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I think you will enjoy reading A Vintage Kindness by Bryan Loritts. I especially appreciate his distinction between niceness and kindness.

Jake Weidmann is one of just 12 master penmen in the world. His work is incredible.

Have you ever wondered what a MLB beat reporter does? The Blue Jays’ reporter gives the inside scoop. They keep those guys really busy!

Ray Ortlund writes briefly of the struggle of Performance in Music City USA. “Nashville is a city of truly amazing people. But under the surface are also stories of unspoken disappointment, insecurity, heartache, failure, loneliness, fear, regret, injury, loss, even as the show must go on.”

Amy explains why she is Pro-Life and not just anti-abortion.

I guess this is no surprise, given the cultural context: Men’s Fashion Is Headed for a Gender-Bending Moment Unseen Since the ’70s.

Thanks to smallgroup.com for sponsoring the blog this week with Three Things Jesus Never Told to Make Disciples.

Watson

The reason we come away so cold from reading the Word is because we do not warm ourselves at the fire of meditation.

—Thomas Watson

  • Managing Kingdom Causes with Sound Business Principles 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Redeemer University. The word “management” conjures up images of executives leading large corporations with the goal of generating wealth for shareholders. Think of “sustainability” and the lens widens to benefiting other stakeholders like customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Now, broaden your view even wider. Pan out–way out!…

  • Comparative Suffering

    Comparative Suffering

    It is something you tend to hear a lot when you have endured a time of significant sorrow or suffering: “I know it’s nothing compared to yours, but…” We have a natural tendency to compare—to compare our experiences to another person’s and to rank or rate them accordingly. The person who has suffered the loss…

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    A La Carte (May 27)

    A La Carte: Critical dynamics of criticism / Behind Jordan Peterson’s teaching is his own humanistic agenda / The Christian’s keystone habit / Getting out of the burnout pit / Is salvation by faith unfair to those who never hear of him? / That portrait of King Charles / Kindle deals / and more.

  • A Deadly Foe of Spiritual Growth

    A Deadly Foe of Spiritual Growth

    As we live out the Christian life and cooperate with the Holy Spirit through the precious means of grace, we face a number of foes, a number of enemies that mean to derail us from our pursuit of God. Of all those enemies, none may be more prevalent and none more deadly than complacency.

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    Weekend A La Carte (May 25)

    A La Carte: Don’t regret your past—redeem it / Parents, are you raising angry partisans? / You’re gonna lose everything / My husband and I keep fighting over the same thing / What are the “all things” I can do in Christ? / How are we handling generational differences? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…