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Weekend A La Carte (October 8)

It is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, with the official holiday coming up on Monday. We have escaped the city with some friends and are nicely settled here in the quiet beauty of Eastern Ontario. We are thankful and anticipating a quiet, restful weekend.

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few–a good end to what has been a bit of a slow week!: Confronted by Grace by John Webster, Where Only God Could Lead by Cary Schmidt, The Cross in the Experience of Our Lord by R.A. Finlayson, Old Wives Tales by Clare Heath-Whyte, and War in the Wasteland by Douglas Bond.

Good Manners and Good Sales

Chick-fil-A massively outsells its competitors even though “all Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays, due to a national corporate policy–whereas most of their competitors are open seven days a week.”

InterVarsity Responds to Pro-LGBT Outcry

WORLD: “InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA, an evangelical ministry serving more than 41,000 U.S. college students, is taking flak for reaffirming its biblical stance on human sexuality and requiring its employees do likewise.”

The Dogs’ Nose

Apparently dogs may just tell time with their noses. Who knew?

They Are More Than Their Rehab Potential

“I am a pediatric occupational therapist, and I play for the glory of God.” This is a sweet article.

Ten Tips from Ten Years

Stephen McAlpine shares ten tips from ten years of involvement in the missional church planting scene.

This Day in 1971. 45 years ago today Russell Moore was born. Happy birthday, Russell!

A Church Weekend Away – Don’t Forget the Beer

Here’s a unique situation that arises in a unique ministry context. And I post this older article because apparently the man in question died yesterday.

The Holiness of God & Chosen by God

“You can stream all of the messages in Dr. R.C. Sproul’s classic series’ Chosen by God and The Holiness of God for free. You can also stream these series for free on YouTube.” If you’ve never seen these, get thee to YouTube!

Flashback: Songs We Sing (That You Probably Don’t)

Here are a few songs we sing at Grace Fellowship Church that you may not be familiar with.

3 Ways To Be Ready for the Best Evangelistic Opportunity this Year

My thanks goes to The Good Book Company for sponsoring the blog this week with “3 Ways To Be Ready for the Best Evangelistic Opportunity this Year.”

To become slow to anger is to become like God.

—David Powlison

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    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…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.