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Weekend A La Carte (February 28)

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Garrett Kell finds a Pattern Among Fallen Pastors. He describes a study that looked at 246 pastors who had experienced moral failure and points to the common patterns.

Erik Raymond is one of my favorite bloggers, and just yesterday he moved his blog over to The Gospel Coalition; adjust your bookmarks accordingly!

This simple comic shows how, and how not, to be generous. “Don’t capitalize on it” is one that seems especially important in the Internet age!

There are some good takeaways from this article on The Pernicious Ideology of Personal Finance Scolds. “The scold focus is solely on accumulating a big enough money pile for oneself, never on the broader economic ecosystem that supports that wealth.”

Sooner or later you’ll want to know this: How to Stop Yourself From Crying. It’s simple enough: distract yourself with pain.

Joe Carter is writing a series on How to Memorize Anything. Memorizing is increasingly a lost art, so I’m glad he’s writing the series.

Thanks to Ligonier Ministries for sponsoring the blog this week with their article R.C. Sproul’s New Hymns to Praise Our King.

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A loving God who has no wrath is no God. He is an idol of our own making as much as if we carved Him out of stone.

—R.C. Sproul

  • 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…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.