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Weekend A La Carte (May 11)

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My gratitude goes to The Good Book Company for sponsoring the blog this week to ensure you know about the new book by Brian Croft and Ronnie Martin, The Unhurried Pastor.

I have added several Kindle deals and they include Mary Mohler’s biography of Susannah Spurgeon.

(Yesterday on the blog: Life At and After College: An Interview with Abby)

You Are What You Pay Attention To

“In a very real sense, what we choose to pay attention to defines our lives. You may even say, ‘We are what we pay attention to.’ It’s really just another way of saying something else that the Bible affirms again and again: we are what we worship, or we are what we love.”

6 Reasons Why Christians Behave Badly

There is no doubt that even Christians can behave quite badly. Le Ann Trees offers some reasons Christians can be like this.

The Distortion of Vulnerability

This is quite an interesting reflection on the modern distortion of vulnerability.

I Ask God to Tell Him He Is Loved

This article is sad but still sweet.

T.M. Suffield expresses his thoughts about navigating the various crises Christians are experiencing today.

Young Men Must Find Their Voice

“Young men find it hard to talk, particularly about their feelings. They find it even harder to ask for help. But very often, the bravest word a young man can say is “help.’” Alun Ebenezer explains.

Flashback: Post the Strongest Soldiers at the Weakest Gate

We must know ourselves well enough to understand what sins we are most prone to…None of us is immune to any sin, but none of us is equally swayed by all sins.

One of the signs of Christian maturity is the ability to disagree with other Christians on secondary matters without vilifying them.

—J.R. Vassar

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    Weekend A La Carte (May 11)

    A La Carte: You are what you pay attention to / 6 reasons why Christians behave badly / The distortion of vulnerability / I ask God to tell him he is loved / Young men must find their voice / Navigating the crises / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (The Good Book Company)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by The Good Book Company. They are giving away a bundle of books for ministry leaders. The Bundle Includes…. Giveaway Rules: You may enter one time. When you enter, you permit The Good Book Company to send you marketing emails which you may unsubscribe from at any time.…

  • Life At and After College

    Life At and After College: An Interview with Abby

    Yesterday was a big day! Abby and Nate both graduated from Boyce College—each with a Bachelor of Science (with Abby focusing on biblical counseling and Nate focusing on business). Years ago I began the tradition of interviewing my children when they finish high school and, with Abby now finishing up college, I thought I’d extend…

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    A La Carte (May 10)

    A La Carte: God understands and is compassionate toward parents of prodigal children / Mother’s Day after abortion / A sickness in pursuing health / In defense of laughter / AI and the problem of personality / The tragedy of separating sex from relationships / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 9)

    A La Carte: How to cope when suffering with depression / How can I be a godly mom? / Am I out of asks? / You can’t outsmart smartphones with teenagers / Zeal for your house has (not always) consumed me / Family is for our humility / and more.

  • Epic

    My Epic Documentary Series Is Now Free to Watch

    In 2020 I teamed up with Zondervan to release Epic: An Around-the-World Journey through Christian History. This is a two-part product that takes the form of an illustrated book and a ten-part documentary video series. Epic is ideal for group studies, homeschool curriculum, and enjoying either alone or with the whole family. I am pleased…