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Weekend A La Carte (September 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of minor deals. But I’ve got lots of good links for you to peruse:

For the Ordinary Women

“It’s getting harder and harder to feel pretty in our world. Pornography has changed our standards. Photoshop has created unattainable idols. And, the ordinary women of the world are left stranded in the wreckage, searching for some way to feel like we measure up. Waiting for some sign that we are worthy to be called pretty, that we are good enough in face and in body to be wanted by anyone.”

New Survey Finds Majority of Protestants Are Not Protestant

It sounds like satire, but it’s not. “A new survey finds that on two key doctrines, the majority of U.S. Protestants hold views that are more in line with the Roman Catholic Church than with the historical position of the Reformation.”

Why North Korea Can’t Build in ICBM (Video)

This video explains why North Korea may actually still be a long way from creating a true ICBM.

What To Do With an Anonymous Letter

Yes, it’s really this simple.

The Decline in Lego

It’s interesting to see even a brand as established (and a toy as universally-loved) as Lego struggling in the digital world.

Where Do New Words Come From? (Video)

“There are over 170,000 words currently in use in the English language. Yet every year, about a thousand new words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Where do they come from, and how do they make it into our everyday lives? Marcel Danesi explains how new words enter a language.”

I’d Really Just Like to Be in Control

“Yet we are not God. And despite billions of minds at work and thousands of years of history, we can’t control the hurricane. Despite $1500 a month in medical insurance, we can’t control our health. Despite years of homeschooling or thousands invested in the best schools, we can’t control our children. We keep grasping for control, and God keeps showing us that we’ll never get it.”

Flashback: 5 Things You Must Do To Protect Yourself Online

Recent news stories have once again shown the importance of properly securing accounts, apps and services behind best practices. Here are 5 steps you need to take to protect yourself online.

Thanks to Ligonier Ministries

Thanks to Ligonier Ministries for sponsoring the blog this week. Request a free copy of The Heart of the Gospel from Tabletalk Magazine by clicking here.

There is a sinful silence. When God is dishonored, His truth wounded, and men hold their peace, this silence is a loud sin.

—Thomas Watson

  • 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…

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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.