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A La Carte (5/24)

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Censorious or Pastoral? – “In 1932 Martyn Lloyd-Jones spent the summer preaching in Toronto. One day he had lunch with T. T. Shields, a prominent pastor in town known for his public critique of theological liberalism. At one point Shields asked Lloyd-Jones if he read a certain author who shared that passion.” This led to a fascinating exchange.

A Statement on C.J. Mahaney – Al Mohler, Mark Dever and Ligon Duncan have released a statement on C.J. Mahaney and the lawsuits against SGM. “We have stood beside our friend, C. J. Mahaney, and we can speak to his personal integrity. We can make no judgment as to the truthfulness of the horrifying charges of sexual abuse made against some individuals who have been connected, in some way, to Sovereign Grace Ministries and its churches.” (Fixed to add updated link)

$5 Friday – This week’s $5 Friday at Ligonier includes some good items including the audio edition of The Valley of Vision (read by Max McLean).

When Love Leads – This is a powerful testimony of God’s grace in a marriage. “He can restore what’s broken. He can bring healing to a situation that seems hopeless.”

Moore Prayers – Mike Horton (hang on, when did he become “Mike” instead of “Michael”?) on the Oklahoma tornadoes: “The choice is between placing our confidence in a God who is both good and sovereign despite the moral and natural evils—even when we don’t have all the answers, and giving up on any transcendent meaning for love as well as suffering.”

Surviving an Elephant Charge – You may think you don’t need to know how to survive an elephant charge, but some day you’ll thank me for including this link. While we’re on the subject of nature, check out this slow-motion shrimp attack. “Despite its size the pistol shrimp packs a serious punch. One mighty claw shuts so fast it rips apart water, making a stunning implosion and one of the loudest noises in the ocean.”

A fool soon makes up his mind, because there is so very little of it; but a wise man waits and considers.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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