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A La Carte (April 14)

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A Legacy Worth Leaving – You’ll enjoy this letter that Ray Ortlund shared. “The following is a letter my dad wrote several years before his death, which he left in his desk, where he knew we would find it…”

Are You Weak Enough for God to Use? – “God is so single-minded in his preference for weakness, that when he wants to use us, he often begins by weakening us.”

Push Back Against Electronic Tipping – I completely agree: this tipping thing is getting out of hand!

Noisetrade or iTunes? – Josh Garrels gives his response on which represents a better way to support an artist you enjoy; scroll down and you’ll see his take on Spotify as well.

Does Calvinism Discourage Evangelism? – Does an affirmation of God’s sovereign election in salvation (commonly called “Calvinism”) discourage people from faithfulness in evangelism?

The Day Lincoln Was Shot – Justin Taylor has a visual FAQ of the day Lincoln was shot.

Marco Rubio’s Faith of Many Colors – Sarah Pulliam Bailey pulls together what we know about Marco Rubio’s faith of many colors.

Bach

Many of us cannot reach the mission fields on our feet, but we can reach them on our knees.

—T.J. Bach

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