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Weekend A La Carte (January 9)

We Lost a Child, and Gained Something Greater

“Our pastor, Matt Chandler, always says: ‘Your life can change with one phone call. You’re not exempt.’ The problem is that I always thought I was. I thought my friends were, too.”

Scientific Instruments of Yore

This video shows a collection of old and bizarre medical instruments.

Worship Leaders Don’t Lead People Into God’s Presence

This is so true and so important.

What I’ve Learned In 20 Years of Ministry

Russell Moore shares some really helpful reflections on 20 years in ministry.

This Day in 1569. 447 years ago today, Philip of Moscow, primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, was murdered by Czar Ivan IV (also known as Ivan the Terrible). *

More Women Sue Bill Gothard and IBLP

Christianity Today has an update on this situation: “Five more women have added their complaints to a lawsuit accusing Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) founder Bill Gothard, now 81, of sexual abuse and harassment.”

The History of Christian Music Quiz

If you have been listening to Christian music for a long time, you may enjoy this quiz.

How a Wind Up Music Box Works

I really enjoy these videos from the Engineer Guy. Here he explains how a wind up music box works.

Blowing the Dust Off the Ol’ Website

Thanks to Strider for sponsoring the blog this week with their article “Blowing the Dust Off the Ol’ Website.”

Hamilton

To be always mindful of the Word of the Lord is to be always mindful of the Lord himself.

—James Hamilton

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • 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.