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A La Carte (4/20)

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Twelve Extraordinary Women – Books by the Box offers, well, books by the box. If you buy boxes of John MacArthur’s Twelve Extraordinary Women, for a Mother’s Day gift for all the women at your church, for example, you’ll pay less than $2 per book.

Rhema Marvanne – I am starting to see people link to videos of this little girl, an exceptional singer for a 7-year old (and one raised in a Christian home, no doubt, with a name like “Rhema”). And yet I always feel sad for such children and hopeful that she won’t go through life thinking that she is nothing but a good voice.

Francis Chan – Francis Chan has announced that he’s stepping down and stepping out in faith according to these interview ciips. Chan definitely marches to the beat of a different drummer, something I’ve come to appreciate about him.

Hookup Backlash – This is good to read, an article saying that more young people are fighting back against the hookup culture on college campuses.

Amazon.com and Canada – Amazon has been given the green light to open a distribution center in Canada. I see this as both good news and bad news. As usual, it’s good news for the consumer but bad news for the competition.

Bruce Ware on Godly Manhood – This talk, outlined by Owen Strachan, looks like it would be well worth the investment in time.

Owls, Fireflies and Jesus – Christianity Today interviews Adam Young, the [Christian] guy behind the breakout band Owl City. “I grew up in a Christian home, with the most wonderful parents a kid could ever ask for. I came to know the Lord in middle school after hearing a testimony at church. From then on, I’ve just wanted to serve Christ in every way I know how, music being the only thing I’ve ever considered myself any ‘good’ at. I guess my whole message or goal of this whole operation is to bring glory to Jesus Christ by all that I do and say, not just as it relates to Owl City, but in all areas of my life.”


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    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.