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A La Carte (5/4)

Muscular Christianity - Michael Horton has penned a good and interesting article in which he takes issue with the idea that Christianity needs to be masculine and muscular. It’s a bit dense and the font is pretty small, but make your way through it anyway!

The Downside of Cohabitation - It could be that the most important thing about this article is that it is from the New York Times. “Couples who cohabit before marriage (and especially before an engagement or an otherwise clear commitment) tend to be less satisfied with their marriages — and more likely to divorce — than couples who do not. These negative outcomes are called the cohabitation effect.”

Student Reading - Truth for Life has put together a helpful list of recommended reading for students. Also, if you make a donation to TFL, you can receive a copy of Don’t Call It a Comeback, a book I contributed to.

Jon Will’s Gift - This is a sweet and powerful article from the Washington Post. “When Jonathan Frederick Will was born 40 years ago — on May 4, 1972, his father’s 31st birthday — the life expectancy for people with Down syndrome was about 20 years. That is understandable.” (HT)

The Larger Catechism - Danny Hyde is beginning a blog series on the Westminster Larger Catechism. It ought to be an interesting series.

The Bible, The Whole Bible - Ligonier Ministries did an interview with Eric Alexander that is well worth the read. He talks about preaching, the call to ministry, how Christians can prepare themselves for the Lord’s Day, and so on. While on the subject of Ligonier, you may want to check out their $5 Friday deals since there are some good ones this week.

Nobody has understood Christianity who does not understand the word ‘justified.’ —John Stott