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A La Carte (10/24)

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Where Did All These Calvinists Come From? – Last week, Mark Dever dusted off a 2007 series he wrote on the New Calvinism and delivered it, with a few changes, as an hour-long lecture at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Matt Smethurst provides a quick overview.

4 Reasons the Gospels Could Not Be Legends – “The most popular theory today against the Bible is that the gospels are a bunch of myths and legends. As the theory goes, Jesus was a great guy with some commendable teachings, but the stories we have about him in the four gospels are made-up legends intended to beef up Christianity’s claims.” Here are 4 reasons that just can’t be the case.

Secret Sexual Sin – The Lies Young Women Believe blog asked Aileen and me to write a couple of articles on masturbation—a growing concern as they provide counsel to young women.

Greater Work – R.C. Sproul gives an answer to this question: What did Jesus mean when he said we would do greater work than He did?

How to Write Less Badly – Michael Munger has ten tips on how to write less badly.

Jesus CallingChristianity Today has a long and interesting article about the Jesus Calling phenomenon and its mysterious author, Sarah Young.

Strange Fire: What Now? – The GTY staff has a blog post about the aftermath of the Strange Fire conference. They include some words for the people who felt hurt by the conference and some encouragement as well.


Winners of souls must first be weepers for souls.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

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    A La Carte (June 10)

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  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

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    This giveaway is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, whose mission is to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. TWR is looking for engineering, IT, maintenance and finance specialists to help us tell the story to God’s glory. Explore these and other opportunities here. …

  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…