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A La Carte (9/19)

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Saved Sex – “Make each other wait. That phrase, which concedes that discipline will be required, brings me back to Jeannie’s question, Do you really think teens will practice abstinence? This question implies that young people are incapable of self-control, and I disagree with that premise. Making each other wait may mean going against the post-sexual-revolution norm, but people, unlike animals, have the capacity to rise above herd mentality.” (HT)

Preaching from an iPad – I don’t know that I’m ready to do this yet, but I know plenty of people who are giving it a shot. Here’s some advice for those who want to try preaching from an iPad.

A Glimpse of North Korea – I find this photo collection so sad and so tragic.

A Historic Moment – GTY has just posted the video of John MacArthur finishing up his final sermon in his final book in the New Testament. What a cool moment.

Just Promise – Just promise not to tell anyone, okay? A lesson about gossip.

Famous Quotes That Were Never Said – Here are a few famous quotes that were never actually said.

The Evolution of Music – It’s interesting to see how music has evolved since the digital explosion. (HT)

The most significant gifts in the church’s life in every era are ordinary natural abilities sanctified.

—J.I. Packer

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    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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  • 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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  • 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…