Weekend A La Carte (February 10)

Weekend A La Carte (February 10)

I am very thankful to ChurchSocial for sponsoring the blog this week. ChurchSocial gives congregations a safe place to communicate, share information, and manage membership online. We use it at my church and are grateful for it!

Today’s Kindle deals (and yesterday’s) include a number of interesting titles.

Westminster Books is offering a deal on a new book titled EveryPsalm.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Tallest Trees and the Strongest Winds)

Be sure to read Trevin Wax’s beautiful reflection on melting snow and the dawn of spring.

There are few sins more odious than grumbling. In this article, Joni Eareckson Tada tells why she refuses to give in to the temptation.

Writing for 9Marks, Nicholas Piotrowski and Ryan Johnson clarify a familiar passage. “It’s common to hear Christians speak of their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. The implication is that we should treat our physical bodies with appropriate reverence.” But the context seems to indicate Paul is speaking of something more corporate than individual.

I don’t necessarily align with the specific measures at the end of the article, but I think the main points are important: You don’t have to give your child a smartphone; and if you do, you need to help them use it well.

I appreciate Cheryl explaining some of what she is confident in.

In Proverbs, Wisdom says “I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you.” But aren’t we supposed to refrain from mocking someone else’s downfall?

What would I have to deny in order to deny hell? If I am ever to come to the point of denying the existence of hell, what will be the doctrinal cost of getting there?

When a man truly sees himself, he knows nobody can say anything about him that is too bad. You need not worry about what men may say or do; you know you deserve it all and more.

—Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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