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Weekend A La Carte (October 24)

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Historical Is Not Enough

Carl Trueman says it well here: “Christians must be self-consciously historical in both thought and life.” Some people like historical Christianity, but without really believing it.

Relevant, Old Paths

Burk Parsons: “My father’s values were old, traditional values. But just because they were old and traditional didn’t necessarily make them good. They were good values because they were biblical values, and biblical values are relevant in every generation.”

UP In Real Life

This is fun: A couple celebrating their sixtieth anniversary by playing the theme song from UP.

What To Pay

You may have heard of Dan Price who decided to pay all 120 of his employees at least $70,000. This article talks about what he did, why he did it, and how it suddenly became a worldwide news story.

Anti-Secrecy Site Releases Abortion Industry Videos

WORLD: “An online news site that emphasizes publishing information ignored by mainstream media has obtained and posted to YouTube 11 Center for Medical Progress (CMP) videos a judge ordered the pro-life group not to release.”

This Day in 1826. Ann Hasseltine Judson, wife of Burma missionary Adoniram Judson, died on the field 189 years ago today. 6 months later, their daughter would also die. *

The First Person To Run A Marathon Without Talking About It

Here’s a good little bit of satire: A profile of the first person to ever run a marathon without telling everyone about it.

The Story of Philosophy

Thanks to P&R and John Frame for sponsoring the blog this week with “The Story of Philosophy.”


The more we get to know God, the more we want to know him better.

—D.A. Carson

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    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • 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: 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…