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A La Carte (6/28)

Take Care How You Listen - Desiring God has released a free ebook from John Piper “on listening well. It is comprised of five unedited sermon manuscripts from the preaching ministry of Pastor John. We pray this resource will serve your personal reflection as you heed Jesus’ command to ‘take care how you listen’ (Luke 8:18).” 

Able to Teach - Nathan Finn looks at one of the biblical qualifications for an elder—that he be able to teach. He offers some useful correctives to the way many people understand it.

Chris Fabry Live - I spent an hour with Chris Fabry yesterday, as a guest on his radio program. If you’ve got time and inclination, you can listen in at the link.

The SBC Family - The Southern Baptist Convention has been in the news a lot lately and much is being said about what appears to be a growing rift within it. Tom Ascol gives his take on it.

Sexual by Design - Douglas Wilson was invited to Indiana University by Clearnote Church to talk about sexuality from a Biblical perspective. Bloomington Indiana is home to the Kinsey Institute, started by Alfred Kinsey who is famous for his experiments in sexuality. They recorded videos of the full lectures, as well as the very long Q&A that followed. A large crowd of “dissenters” gathered to demonstrate their disapproval of Wilson’s message in word in action.

Praise God for those Baptisms - Erik Raymond rebukes Ed Young for mocking a Reformed that baptized “only” 26 people last year.

The doctrines of grace humble man without degrading him and exalt him without inflating him. —Charles Hodge