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Weekend A La Carte (June 6)

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Tim Keller has written a long article that reviews a couple of the most prominent books insisting the Bible allows for same-sex relationships and marriage.

Jared Wilson says it well: “One of the most valuable sentences in a pastor’s arsenal is ‘I don’t know’.” And there’s no point pretending otherwise.

Every few weeks someone has a different opinion on this one: Should you take notes on a laptop or by hand? This article says you do better when you stick with paper and pen.

Matt Perman has an article on How to Get Things Done in Seminary.

What are parents to do in a world of smartphones and tablets? Russell Moore offers some counsel.

Here are 5 Valuable Lessons for Young Men—the kind that young men (and older ones) need to hear again and again.

Thank you to Eternity Bible College for sponsoring the blog this week with their article Re-Imagining Education.


  • 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.