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Weekend A La Carte (October 17)

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For the second day in a row, I was unable to dig up any noteworthy Kindle deals. I am sure there will be some new ones to share early next week. Until then, enjoy some other reading (or browse the A La Carte archives to see what you missed earlier in the week):

International Space Station

This video shows what went into building the International Space Station. It really is a marvel.

3 Diagnostic Questions to Detect Sports Idolatry

Here’s a timely article, since it comes at the time of the year when just about all the major sports are in action all at once.

12 Pillars of Faith for Parents of Children with Disabilities

“Believers need a theology of disability that both glorifies the Creator and honors the incredible value of every human life. As a father who lives in the world of special needs, there are 12 biblical truths that have become important for me to continually meditate upon. These form theological pillars that uphold our faith.”

If Moms Talked to Each Other The Way They Talk to Their Kids

You might enjoy this amusing look at what would happen if moms spoke to each other the way they speak to their kids.

A Reflection on Rick Riordan

Just the other day, one of my children asked if they could read Rick Riordan. Once again I find myself thankful for Redeemed Reader which has grown into an excellent resource for parents.

Tomorrow in 1662. Matthew Henry, whose whole-Bible commentary is still widely read, was born 353 years ago tomorrow. *

Why I Believe the Bible

Erik Raymond has 5 quick and simple explanations for why he believes the Bible.

17 Kinds of Fonts

Here’s a quick and helpful overview of the different kinds of fonts you encounter just about every day. Have I ever mentioned how much I love fonts and typography?

How Bad Will It Get for American Express?

I found this quite an interesting look at the woes of American Express, especially after the surprising loss of their exclusive deal with Costco.

Christians and the New Sexual Orthodoxy

I give my thanks to Ligonier Ministries for sponsoring the blog this week with their article “Christians and the New Sexual Orthodoxy.” Sponsors are an integral part of keeping this blog running, so I am thankful for each one of them.


The root cause of anxiety is a failure to trust all that God has promised to be for us in Jesus.

—John Piper

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  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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