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75 Astonishing Things – Check out this list from Paul Tautges: “Recently, I spent some time thinking about all that God accomplishes in an instant, at the moment of conversion, and what He continues to work to its ultimate completion in the day we will see Him in glory (Phil 1:6). The result was a list of 75 amazing works of God…”

We Post Nothing – Amy Webb writes in Slate about what they share online about their daughter: “Nothing. It’s the only way to defend her against facial recognition, Facebook profiling, and corporate data mining.”

Farewell, NIV – Jesse Johnson says farewell to an old friend. “The NIV Bible is no more. Alas. The version that many grew up reading has finally ridden off into the sunset, never to return. Zondervan has phased it out, buried it, and replaced it with something else.”

The Perfect Nap – The perfect nap is an interesting mix of art and science. Here’s an article from the Wall Street Journal on how and when to nap. The very fact that I link to this article is undoubtedly proof that I’m getting older!

Should Wives Submit? – “Many resent the way Scripture portrays a wife as a keeper of the home who submits to her husband (Titus 2:3-5). The intended beauty of this requirement has been marred by distortions and maligned by misrepresentations. This is partly why we need a closer look at the Scriptural portrayal of a wife.”

Storming Wikipedia – Obviously there has always been a link between ideology and encyclopedias. But the open nature of Wikipedia makes this particularly prominent. Now you can earn college credit “to advance feminist principles of social justice” by “writ[ing] feminist thinking” into Wikipedia.

If we choose a false way of worship we shall, ere long, choose to worship a false God.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 19)

    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Protecting the Family Name

    Protecting the Family Name

    It is a conversation I had with my son-in-law while he was pursuing my daughter and expressing his interest in marrying her. It is a conversation I will need to have with a second son-in-law if the day comes when he expresses his interest in marrying my other daughter. It is a conversation about the…