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Weekend A La Carte (January 23)

Freedom in Grief, Not Freedom From Grief

This is an important distinction for those who are grieving (and those who are grieving alongside them).

When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense

“We thought, back then, that few abortions would ever be done. It’s a grim experience, going through an abortion, and we assumed a woman would choose one only as a last resort. We were fighting for that ‘last resort.’ We had no idea how common the procedure would become; today, one in every five pregnancies ends in abortion.”

Group Prayer Participants You Don’t Want to Be

“I have learned through my mistakes and the conduct of others that there are certain types of group prayer participants none of us should want to be…”

Tim Challies and Going All in with Ebooks

There was a lot (a lot!) of response to my article about migrating to ebooks. Here is one from Logos.

The Road Not Taken

JT shows how just about everyone explains this one in the wrong way.

Notable Authors. If you’ve never checked out any books by author Os Guinness, I highly recommend you do so! I especially recommend Fool’s Talk and The Call.

The Biblical Call and Plan for Productivity

I was recently interviewed for the radio program The Christian Worldview. That interview is playing today.

Equipped for Christlikeness

I’m grateful to The Master’s College for sponsoring the blog this week with “Equipped for Christlikeness.”

Spurgeon

No matter what good truths you have to teach, no one will thank you if you do not speak kindly.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…

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  • Together We Pray 2024

    This week the blog is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International. They invite you to join them for an important week of prayer beginning July 22. Our Lord’s Final Command The final command our Lord Jesus gave to all who would follow Him was the command known as the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19–20). The Great…

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    Marriage brings us many joys. But since it exists in this world and not some other, it also brings its share of sorrows. It is like everything else in that way—there are times we marvel at its beauties and times we lament its difficulties. A divine gift that was meant to be only good is…

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    A La Carte (July 8)

    A La Carte: The crow bait approach to theology / Incredible babies, embryos in limbo, and the idol of choice / Kevin DeYoung on making every issue “your thing” / The abolition of porn / All sunshine makes a desert / Kindle deals / and more.