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Weekend A La Carte (May 2)

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Also, depending on your Mother’s Day traditions you may like Amazon’s daily deal today.

This week I was a guest on the TechTonic podcast and talked about where technology helps and hinders. We also discussed writing methods, productivity, and our everyday devices.

This is heartbreaking: “In the Women’s Center, my friends and I giggled awkwardly at the rainbow condoms and joked about a brochure entitled ‘Pregnant At Harvard?’ I never dreamed that it would be relevant to my life.”

I have been keeping an eye on reviews for Apple Watch, and this one seems to catch it well: It’s beautiful but still very much a version 1: rough around the edges.

Mark Altrogge outlines the most important factor in becoming more like Jesus.

Canadians may be interested in Michael Coren’s recent move from Catholicism to Liberal Anglicanism, and largely because of the Catholic view on homosexuality.

Jonathan Leeman shares a talk he gave recently on The Meaning of Sex.

Finally, thanks to Moody for sponsoring the blog this week with Life on Mission.

The habit of introspection may be abused, to divert the eyes of the soul too much from Christ.

—R.L. Dabney


  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.