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Weekend A La Carte (March 25)

Today’s Kindle deals include just Tolkien’s Roverandom which will likely appeal mostly to hard-core fans.

Logos users will want to cast one final vote in March Madness and perhaps browse through the long, long list of deals.

Churches, Get a Calvinist Pastor!

Tom Nettles makes a pretty good case for it.

Don’t Mess with Mary Edwards Walker

What a great account of the only woman to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. “This morning,” wrote one Captain Benedict J. Semmes, “we were all amused and disgusted too at the sight of a thing that nothing but the debased and depraved Yankee nation could produce, a female doctor.”

How To Shoot Awesome Portrait Photography (Video)

Here are some excellent pointers on shooting portraits.

Drowning in a Drop of Water

“1.67 sextillion molecules in one drop of water. Do you have any way of getting your mind around that number? Here are a few ways not to comprehend it. If you could count ten molecules a second (that’s really fast), it would take you over four trillion years to count the molecules in that drop. There are more molecules in a tablespoon of water than there are stars in the universe, at least according to some estimates.”

Learning Styles Don’t Exist

I share this one because I find it fascinating how often and how quickly settled science becomes completely debunked.

Canada is Harvesting the Organs of Euthanasia Patients

“A recent push in Canada to encourage euthanasia patients to donate their organs is working. Opponents argue the practice pressures patients to be euthanized, and makes it harder for them to change their mind.”

Flashback: How to Pray All Day

Pray without ceasing,” Paul says. Simple words, but a seemingly impossible challenge. How can you be expected to pray all the time?

Why An 81-Hour MDiv?

I’m grateful to Midwestern Seminary for sponsoring the blog this week. I depend upon sponsors to help keep the site going, so am grateful to each one.

The highest form of selfishness is that of the man who is content to go to heaven alone.

—J.C. Ryle

  • 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.