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A La Carte (April 12)

7 Suggestions for When You Preach about Homosexuality

It can be done so well and it can be done so poorly. Brad Hambrick wants to help you do it well.

Marriage: So Much More Than a Partnership

Truth: “Marriage isn’t about two lives coming together and compromising where the road splits, it’s about two lives joining and becoming one life, on one road for better or worse.”

Best New Testament Commentaries

I wanted to toss out another mention of this commentary collection from Logos. I worked with them to build a heavily-discounted collection of one great commentary for each book of the New Testament.

Eleven Lessons

I enjoyed this: Eleven lessons Mitch Chase has learned from his professor Jim Hamilton.

Bart Ehrman debates Richard Bauckham

Denny Burk: “Attention, fellow Bible nerds. The audio above features two big-hitters debating the authorship of the Gospels. Bart Ehrman, a well-known skeptic, squares-off against Richard Bauckham.”

This Day in 2015. 1 year ago today, The Gospel Coalition hosted their first Hispanic National Conference. *

Having a Pilgrim Mentality about Money and Possessions

Randy Alcorn: “The more holdings we have on earth, the more likely we are to forget that we’re citizens of another world, not this one, and that our inheritance lies there, not here.”

Is Speaking Your Mind a Christian Virtue?

“We live in an age where ‘speaking your mind’ is considered a virtue and hailed as a sign of good leadership. But is this trait something the Bible commends? Should Christians be known for ‘speaking their mind?’”

Sibbes

Christ looks more at the good in them which he means to cherish than the ill in them which he means to abolish.

—Richard Sibbes

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    The Sins That Plague Our Souls

    It sometimes happens to all of us that our memories reach back to glimpse some sin or some blunder we committed in the past. And as that memory flashes into our minds, we cringe, we blush, we feel the shame of it wash over us again. This rarely happens with the sins we consider minor—the…

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