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A La Carte (8/23)

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Can You Define the Relationship? – “In a sinful world, we glimpse something particularly depraved in this abortion contract, and also something uniquely insightful about modern culture.”

$5 Friday – Ligonier has some pretty good books for sale today in their $5 Friday. There are titles by Al Mohler, R.C. Sproul, Alistair Begg and Anthony Carter.

What Is Discernment? – Sinclair Ferguson has a good article on one of my favorite subjects. “Discernment is learning to think God’s thoughts after Him, practically and spiritually; it means having a sense of how things look in God’s eyes and seeing them in some measure ‘uncovered and laid bare’ (Heb. 4:13).”

E-books Your Children Are Reading – “Parents should monitor what e-books their children are reading, the NSPCC has warned amid fears over inappropriate content being downloaded by youngsters.”

Counting the CostChristianity Today writes about why it is hard to get an accurate and consistent count of the number of people being martyred today.

Creatures Great and Small – From the Big Picture: “Here’s a collection of recent photos of animals from around the world. With such diverse and fascinating subjects, photographers can’t help but capture daily the creatures with which we share this earth.”

Resentful About Homemaking – This blogger offers a helpful response to this: “I was wondering if any of you have any advice, or could recommend a talk or book, that could encourage me in my role as homemaker. I have been becoming increasingly irritated and resentful about doing all the housework lately (as well as finances, admin, handy man stuff etc). I’m also the one who is training the children to do it. Maybe I need to share it with my husband more, I don’t know.”

When husbands and wives are well yoked, how light their load becomes.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

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    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.