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Amazon’s Same-Day Service – Amazon has a new tactic in battling retail stories: “Now that it has agreed to collect sales taxes, [Amazon] can legally set up warehouses right inside some of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation. Why would it want to do that? Because Amazon’s new goal is to get stuff to you immediately—as soon as a few hours after you hit Buy.”

Cutting Christ to Pieces – Writing for Christianity Today, Michael Horton shows that “struggling with homosexuality is a paradox, but embracing homosexuality is a contradiction.” He responds specifically to “the controversy provoked by a recent interview in the Atlantic with Alan Chambers, the president of Exodus International.”

Mercy Ministry in the Church – The new edition of the 9Marks Journal is out. It focuses on mercy ministry in the local church.

The Reformation in Lego – Not the whole Reformation–just Luther before the Diet of Worms.

Daughters – Timothy Dalrymple writes about sex-selective abortions while celebrating his love for his daughter.

My Husband’s Helper – Martha Krienke has a helpful look at how she seeks to interpret the role of “helper” in her marriage.

It is a good rule never to look into the face of man in the morning till you have looked into the face of God.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.