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A La Carte (6/13)

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The Hymn Sing – To celebrate a successful Kickstarter campaign that has funded a new album, Indelible Grace has released their live album The Hymn Sing on NoiseTrade. It’s there for free or for a donation of any amount.

Polygamy in the BibleThe Briefing has an article about polygamy in the Old Testament. “Sure, the narrators never pause to say, ‘Oh by the way, please, don’t be a polygamist.’ But why should they? The stories make the point all by themselves…”

As a Child – I enjoyed reading the transcript of this conversation between Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss (there’s also audio if you prefer). They talk about God’s revelation of himself as Father.

Christianity Explored for Youth – CY, the youth edition of Christianity Explored, is on sale. At least, the sample pack is on sale if you’d like to get a feel for it. We’ve used it at our church and have found it a helpful resource.

What Comes Naturally – Greg Koukl looks at homosexuality in the animal kingdom to answer those who say this proves that homosexual behavior is natural.

Racial Justice and the Gospel – Russell Moore explains why racial justice is a gospel issue. “One of my earliest memories is of a substitute Sunday school teacher in my Southern Baptist church chastening me for putting a coin in my mouth. ‘That’s filthy,’ she said. ‘Why, you don’t know if a colored man might have held that.’”

As Long As It’s Healthy – Food for thought from John Knight: “Every couple experiencing pregnancy gets this question: do you want a boy or a girl? Many will respond this way, ‘we don’t care, just as long as it’s healthy.’ But ‘healthy’ exists on a spectrum of possibilities just like disability. And that spectrum is becoming narrower with every year that passes.”

The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.

—D.L. Moody

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    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.