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A La Carte (4/12)

Repentance vs Defensiveness - “Our default mode – in and out of the church – seems to be defensiveness. I know mine is. Nothing is more natural when we feel threatened by a criticism than to divert, distract, and downplay. Its as instinctive as flinching when a punch is coming. In my experience, a heart of repentance is something I have to work at.”

Gosnell Murder and Infanticide Trial - Here are Joe Carter’s “9 Things You Should Know About the Gosnell Infanticide and Murder Trial.” This article from USA Today is also one to read.

The Justice of Hell - I appreciate R.C. Sproul Jr.’s answer to this always-difficult question: How can an infinite hell be just when our sins are finite?

God Created Me to Worship Him - Be sure to watch this video, Roger Flournoy Jr.’s powerful testimony to the Lord’s grace in his life. (HT)

Vatican City Explained - This short video explains how Vatican City works. It’s a remarkable complex little place.

Fast Track to Marriage - I was recently a guest on an episode of The Boundless Show to talk about modesty and other issues. You can listen in at the link.

The winter prepares the earth for the spring, so do afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory. —Richard Sibbes