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Weekend A La Carte (February 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include just one lonely little book. But it’s a good one, at least.

The True Friendship That Saved Abraham Lincoln’s Life

I’m quite sure I don’t agree with all of Charles Strozier’s reading of the friendship between Lincoln and Speed, but he does draw out some interesting details and interpretations.

A Just Silence

I consider this a very important article, and I’m glad someone has finally said it well. “We’ve all felt the pressure to speak out about things that we know little to nothing about. The increasingly prevalent sentiment is that if Christians-and especially Christian leaders-don’t speak up on the hot button issues of the day, then they are complicit in fueling social injustice.”

Three M’s That Naturalism Can’t Provide

J. Warner Wallace: “As an atheist, I accounted for my experiences through the lens of naturalism. I believed everything I experienced and observed could be explained in terms of natural causes and laws. I never thought deeply about the inconsistencies in my view of the world, or the fact that my naturalism failed to explain three characteristics of my daily experience.”

Can You Do a 5-Minute Devotional? (Video)

Donald Whitney answers in this short video.

What Is the Relationship Between Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility?

Here is John MacArthur’s brief answer to a complex question.

Boring Church Services Changed My Life

Mine, too, I’m sure. “God changed my life using routine worship services in which I sang hymns I didn’t quite understand and heard messages I didn’t quite grasp.”

Submit or Risk Losing Everything

Denny Burk writes about Barronelle Stutzman and how those who refuse to submit to the new sexual orthodoxy risk losing everything.

The One You Marry Is the One

Put simply: There is no such thing as “the one” — unless you’re already married. The one who is “the one” is the one whom you marry. That is what marriage declares.

Flashback: To Speak Words that Bring Life

It is the Christian’s great honor and privilege—to speak words that bring life, to speak words that come from the giver of life. Who needs to hear God’s words through you today?

4 Essentials of Running Your Church Website Well

Thanks to MereChurch for sponsoring the blog this week with “4 Essentials of Running Your Church Website Well.”

If you have a pastor who preaches the word, give thanks to God. But if you have a pastor who doesn’t, find one who does.

—Burk Parsons

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

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    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

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    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.