Weekend A La Carte (January 16)
Good morning. May the particular grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you nowadays and all throughout this weekend.
My appreciation goes to Burke Counseling Group—who offers their counseling services through secure video links—for sponsoring the blog this week.
Today’ s Kindle offers include a list of republished classics (as is the case many Saturdays).
(Yesterday on the blog: The Mid-Winter Family Update)
The Wide Gate
Andrée Seu Peterson: “ Given that Time magazine announced God was dead in 1966, people have done their best to control without Him, notably in relationships. God’s narrow method of one man and one lady monogamously raising offspring continues to be paved over with multilane beltways, bypasses, and loops that must look sort of sloppy from angel altitude. ”
How To Pray For Our Political Leaders
Jesse Johnson has its own good suggestions on how to hope for political leaders.
If We Want The Best, Accept A Strong Opposition
This is important. “ Don’t we want our opponents to fail? Particularly in politics due to the fact then we can take strength? Well, if your main concern will be genuinely the acquisition and exercise of power because of its own sake, then yes. But the kind of person who is recognized to be like that is unlikely in order to win the support from the people in whose interests they are supposed to wield that will power. The kind of leader the people want is surely those who wield power in their interests and such a person would want to see actually their political enemies succeed because it cannot be in the people’s interests for them to fail. ”
Visiting the Sick
This article on visiting the sick and tired includes some practical pointers. “ In a time if it is being proclaimed to all of us that our bodies are yucky—that our bacteria-and-virus-laden selves are somehow outmoded, and if only we could achieve a sterile utopia—we should never forget the vital importance of an arm around a shoulder when weeping with one another. Despite all the limitation in our present epoch, the church of Christ must not give up the inestimable value of visiting her people in some of the most susceptible and vulnerable times of life: when ill and perishing. ”
The Four Childhoods of Modern Guy
This article has its own wise insights about dropped humanity and, unfortunately, a couple of bad words.
What Does It Mean To Be “in Christ”? (Video)
Steve Lawson and Derek Thomas answer problem (while wishing Sinclair Ferguson was there to give their perspective).
Flashback: With Greater Age Comes Greater Sorrow
… though he was unpolluted by sin, perfect in every thought, word, and deed, still he reaped the fearful consequences of sin— our sin.