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A La Carte (April 22)

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Are We Expecting Too Much or Too Little? – Are we expecting too much or too little from church?

Churchy Gimmicks – The new issue of Credo magazine looks like a good one. It’s free for the download! There’s also a new version of Themelios available.

Heaven Is Scary … For Real – I’m glad to see this article at CNN. “Yes, the Bible teaches that heaven is a place of ultimate comfort, with “no more death or mourning or crying or pain” (Revelation 21:4). But it is also a place where the reality of God’s unbridled majesty reigns supreme – and that’s scary.”

God and the Gay Christian? – Al Mohler: “This morning we released God and the Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines, a free e-book, and it is the first in the Conversant series I am editing. This free e-book, in which I am joined by colleagues James Hamilton, Denny Burk, Owen Strachan, and Heath Lambert, addresses the biblical, theological, historical, and pastoral issues raised by Vines’s new book.”

Interpreting “Physick” – Here’s an interesting (and kind of morbid) article about eighteenth-century medicine and medical procedures.

The Most Christian Nation – China is on track to become the world’s most Christian nation. By 2025 there could be 160 million Protestant Christians in the country.

Guinness

Christianity is the only religion whose God bears the scars of evil.

—Os Guinness

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