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A La Carte (4/26)

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Quote Mania – Mark Lauterbach reflects on our love of quotes (and I admit that I’m at fault here). “Citing favorite quotations has become epidemic among bloggers and facebookers and tweeters. Perhaps it is the media that determines the size of the message, but I have some concerns.”

What Jesus Did for You? – Jay Younts asks a valuable question in this blog article: Do your children know what Jesus did for you?

Chernobyl 25 Year Later – “On April 26, 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power facility in what is now Ukraine exploded. The largest civil nuclear disaster in history led to mass evacuations, and long-term health, agricultural, and economic distress.” Boston.com has a photo essay.

Rabboni – Carolyn McCulley reflects on the faith of Mary Magdalene. “Mary Magdalene must have been a brave woman to not only have witnessed the pain of Jesus’ crucifixion, but also to have endured both an earthquake (as recorded in Matthew 28:2) and angelic visitation at His grave (as reported by all four gospels). She was also a bold woman, as she did not shrink back from her sovereignly-appointed assignment to be the first witness to the resurrection of her Lord and Savior — even in a culture that considered the testimony of women to be worthless.”

The Water and the Blood – Sojourn’s new album The Water and the Blood releases today. They’ve got all the details at the link.

Lock Your WiFi – Because you don’t want this to happen. “Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of ‘pedophile!’ and ‘pornographer!’ stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn’t need long to figure out the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federal agents.”

Christ Alone – Mike Wittmer has released the first book to critique Love Wins. I received an advance copy a couple of weeks ago and didn’t have opportunity to do much more than skim it. But even a skim showed that it is a good first response.

Every time the gospel is preached it is as if God himself came in person solemnly to summon us.

—John Calvin

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 19)

    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Protecting the Family Name

    Protecting the Family Name

    It is a conversation I had with my son-in-law while he was pursuing my daughter and expressing his interest in marrying her. It is a conversation I will need to have with a second son-in-law if the day comes when he expresses his interest in marrying my other daughter. It is a conversation about the…