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A La Carte (April 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include a fantastic and massive list of deals ranging far and wide. We must be coming up on T4G. There should be just as many tomorrow.

(Yesterday on the blog: My Dear, Sweet Girl)

Humboldt Pastor’s Anguished Speech: ‘Where was God?’

Sean Brandow has had to pastor a team and a town through a terrible tragedy here in Canada. Here is his speech from the vigil for the victims of that horrific bus accident.

When Worry Steals Your Joy

This is a good example of preaching truth to yourself in difficult times.

Plague 101 | National Geographic (Video)

If you read history you’ll soon run across various plagues. This video from National Geographic tells what they were all about.

Puritan

This looks like it’s going to be a great documentary. It’s coming next year.

In Loving Memory of Lil’ Rick

Rick Thomas provides a neat little example of how God uses very ordinary situations. “You start looking for what God may be up to in His world. You know He is up to something because He is always up to something. You don’t know what it is while you’re getting your milk, but you’re confident the Lord has something cool in store for you.”

Does Your Heart Run on Hype? The Emotional Power of Ordinary Sundays

“Have you ever felt like the odd one out at a church service, the only one who’s not ‘feeling it?’ Does it sometimes seem like everyone else is on the emotional mountaintop and you’ve been left behind in the valley?” Probably…

The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity

This is the start of what looks to be a very promising series.

China Bans Online Bible Sales as It Tightens Religious Controls

The New York Times reports on China’s new Bible ban.

Flashback: How Many People Go To Your Church?

Let’s stop asking, “How many people go to your church?” And when someone asks us that question, let’s not feel obliged to give a direct answer.

Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.

—Jerry Bridges

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    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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    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…

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