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A La Carte (8/30)

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The Porn Gateways – Here’s a helpful word for those who struggle with pornography: “While taking a deeper look into the heart of the sin, I noticed that people were battling their sins (of pornography and lust) at a shallow surface level, and deep at the root of the problem were ‘innocent’ gateways sins that were feeding into their daily struggles.”

The Rise of New Calvinism – I responded to Justin Taylor’s article on the rise of New Calvinism and now he has responded to mine. I think it has been a useful back-and-forth.

Better Members’ Meetings – 9Marks has a short article that includes nine ideas for having better members’ meetings.

Authentic or Artificial Community? – I appreciated this blogger’s reflections on the nature of community and how we [she writes to women but it is equally applicable to men] too often forsake authentic community in favor of something artificial.

The World’s Lowest Voice – Here’s an interesting article on the man with the world’s lowest voice and widest vocal range. Be sure to listen to his rendition of “Amazing Grace.”

Rescuing Daniel – George Lawson rescues Daniel from all the children’s books. Because the main point of Daniel 6 is not Daniel’s example, Daniel’s faith, or Daniel’s courage.

No creature that deserved redemption would need to be redeemed.

—C.S. Lewis

  • 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.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.