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Weekend A La Carte (February 10)

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I am very thankful to ChurchSocial for sponsoring the blog this week. ChurchSocial gives congregations a safe place to communicate, share information, and manage membership online. We use it at my church and are grateful for it!

Today’s Kindle deals (and yesterday’s) include a number of interesting titles.

Westminster Books is offering a deal on a new book titled EveryPsalm.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Tallest Trees and the Strongest Winds)

After the Snow Melts

Be sure to read Trevin Wax’s beautiful reflection on melting snow and the dawn of spring.

Worse Than Any Affliction: Why I Refuse to Grumble

There are few sins more odious than grumbling. In this article, Joni Eareckson Tada tells why she refuses to give in to the temptation.

Your Body Is Not the Temple, But THE Body Is

Writing for 9Marks, Nicholas Piotrowski and Ryan Johnson clarify a familiar passage. “It’s common to hear Christians speak of their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. The implication is that we should treat our physical bodies with appropriate reverence.” But the context seems to indicate Paul is speaking of something more corporate than individual.

You Don’t Have to Give Your Child a Smartphone

I don’t necessarily align with the specific measures at the end of the article, but I think the main points are important: You don’t have to give your child a smartphone; and if you do, you need to help them use it well.

I am Confident

I appreciate Cheryl explaining some of what she is confident in.

Wisdom Will Laugh at Your Expense

In Proverbs, Wisdom says “I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you.” But aren’t we supposed to refrain from mocking someone else’s downfall?

Flashback: What I Would Have To Deny To Deny Hell

What would I have to deny in order to deny hell? If I am ever to come to the point of denying the existence of hell, what will be the doctrinal cost of getting there?

When a man truly sees himself, he knows nobody can say anything about him that is too bad. You need not worry about what men may say or do; you know you deserve it all and more.

—Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 10)

    A La Carte: After the snowmelts / Why I refuse to grumble / You don’t have to give your child a smartphone / I am confident / Wisdom will laugh at your expense / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (D3 Youth Conference)

    Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by the D3 Youth Conference on the campus of Boyce College in Louisville, KY March 8-9, 2024. Parents and leaders of teens are always on the lookout for discipleship material. Today, you are invited to enter the Boyce College/D3 Giveaway to win those resources for free! That includes free tuition…

  • 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…