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Weekend A La Carte (March 30)

Today’s Kindle deals include a nice selection of classics and contemporary.

(Yesterday on the blog: At the End of a Long Journey)

Maker and Shaker

Joel Belz: “Media reporting on the recent devastating flooding—in places as distant as Mozambique and as close as the Missouri River Valley—brought a new reminder: The doctrine of creation matters. The problem is that so few Christians really believe that anymore.”

How Do We Interpret Hard NT texts? (Video)

Tom Schreiner provides wisdom on interpreting tough texts.

How Not to Study the End Times

“We are all eschatologists. But that doesn’t mean we always engage the end times well. In at least three ways, we could go wrong in this most basic theological discipline.”

God’s Grace in a Cup of Tea

Cassie reflects on God’s kindness and grace. “We should be grateful for all the small blessings God graciously gives us. But there’s actually nothing small about the blessings he gave today. I would have been kept from this particular joy by any number of life circumstances…”

He Killed His Wife and Children — Can He Really Be Forgiven?

John Piper answers a difficult question. “Chris Watts, a Colorado man who killed his pregnant wife and two young daughters, has confessed the details of his crime and been sentenced to five life sentences without the possibility of parole. Now, in these few short months, he has claimed to have ‘found God’ in prison. After following the news closely, back when he was originally suspected of this heinous crime, my reaction to his so-called ‘finding God’ was anger. Is it wrong for me to not want this man, who committed unspeakable acts, to know my Jesus? Do you believe someone like him can truly repent and enter the kingdom of God?”

Changing Times

I understand that sports need to sometimes change, but I’m definitely a traditionalist. “For a sport that leans so much on familiarity and tradition, baseball seems to be changing at an unusually rapid pace. Whether it’s because of new technology, new strategies or new rules, the game could look a lot different over the next decade or so.”

Escape

This is kind of neat. Plug in a city and it will show the cheapest place to fly to…

Flashback: 7 Things a Good Dad Says

The good dad is the one who humbly, carefully says to his children, “Please forgive me.”

Once we’ve learned to see the shadow of death, we’ll be able to apply the light of Christ.

—Matthew McCullough

  • A Deadly Foe of Spiritual Growth

    A Deadly Foe of Spiritual Growth

    As we live out the Christian life and cooperate with the Holy Spirit through the precious means of grace, we face a number of foes, a number of enemies that mean to derail us from our pursuit of God. Of all those enemies, none may be more prevalent and none more deadly than complacency.

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    Weekend A La Carte (May 25)

    A La Carte: Don’t regret your past—redeem it / Parents, are you raising angry partisans? / You’re gonna lose everything / My husband and I keep fighting over the same thing / What are the “all things” I can do in Christ? / How are we handling generational differences? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

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    A La Carte (May 24)

    A La Carte: To sit in the threat of loss / The world cannot be gender blind / The missing years / Too much times / Finding freedom in God’s providence / The weighted vest of pastoral ministry / A micro course for pastors / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 23)

    A La Carte: How a wife entrusts her husband to God / Everyone has their own facts now / A better way to look at missions / The secret of contentment / Hospitality—a command for our joy / Are you barely hanging on? / and more.