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Weekend A La Carte (December 7)

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When I First Came to America – Carl Trueman: “The death of Paul Crouch last week brought back memories of my first extended stay — indeed, my first visit — to the USA. It was in 1996 and I was a visiting research fellow at Calvin College in Michigan, working on my first book on John Owen.”

Steve Irwin Tribute – This is kind of silly, but kind of amazing too. It’s an autotuned tribute to Steve Irwin, celebrating the wonder he felt when observing and interacting with animals.

Scowling at the Angel – Read this one: “We sat together, just the two of us. The sun would be coming up any minute. We didn’t say much. We couldn’t. We were on the verge of bursting into tears, but neither did. What we did say was mostly of a lighthearted nature.”

The Gospel Shadow of Adoption – From Desiring God: “Aaron and Jamie Ivey were given a unique perspective on what it means to be adopted by God through their two-and-a-half-year journey to bring home their son. This is Amos’s story.”

Why Does He Look at Pornography? – “Something I have found personally helpful in counseling with both men and women through this issue is helping the counselee identify what motivates him or her to seek out pornography. In some ways we might say the actual viewing of pornography is symptomatic of a deeper worship disorder that is happening in the heart. What motivates and precedes the viewing of pornography?”

Packer

God’s wrath is his righteousness reacting against unrighteousness.

—J.I. Packer

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