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Weekend A La Carte (June 14)

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25 Facts on the Importance of Fathers – Here’s Joe Carter doing what Joe Carter does.

Ecclesiology of the New Calvinism – I certainly don’t agree with all this author says, but I did benefit from his take on New Calvinist ecclesiology (based on the book Creature of the Word). He writes from a confessional Dutch Reformed perspective.

Taking God at His Word – Westminster Seminary held an event to mark the release of Kevin DeYoung’s Taking God at His Word. You can now watch all the video from that event.

A Quest for More – New Growth Press is offering Paul Tripp’s book A Quest for More as a free download. Today only!

Daaaad! – This Father’s Day video rings true.

Christ Receives the Devil’s Castaways – I love these little historical vignettes from Vance Christie. “Lady Huntingdon, a member of the aristocracy in eighteenth-century England, was a zealous Evangelical Christian who heartily supported the ministry of George Whitefield. She regularly had him speak to aristocratic audiences in the drawing room of her estate mansion.”


Unless there is an element of risk in our exploits for God, there is no need for faith.

—Hudson Taylor

  • 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.