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A La Carte (April 26)

Today’s Kindle deals include quite a few good books, including two that my girls used for devotions when young.

Westminster Books has a deal on an excellent place to begin in your studies of church history.

An Important but Neglected Tool for Clear Thinking

Justin Taylor shares an important but neglected tool for clear thinking. And while he is more concerned with the tool than the example processed through it, I think it’s useful in both ways.

The Forgotten American Missionaries of Pyongyang

Atlas Obscura digs into history a little. “It may be difficult to imagine from the perspective of the 21st century, but the North Korean capital city of Pyongyang once had at its center a community of Americans—Christian missionaries who lived there from 1895 to 1942.”

The Lord Is Never Late

Jared Wilson: “In my pained estimation in those dark days, the Lord was moving much too slowly, but I knew in that moment that he is not slow in keeping his promises (2 Pet. 3:9). He was holding me all along, and his reviving word came right on time. I pray I will remember this in dark days to come.”

Here I Raise My Ebenezer

I enjoyed Rachael Starke’s tale of God’s kind providence to her (though I won’t go so far as to call it a miracle!).

Ask Anything Live (Video)

Here’s another episode of Al Mohler’s “Ask Anything Live” on YouTube. Here are a few of the questions he takes on: What are some necessary steps that a student can take as they prepare for seminary? Are Eastern Orthodox Christians truly Christians? Studies have shown the consumption of pornography is widespread, even within the church. How should pastors and churches fight this epidemic?

What Church History Teaches About Wolves

Kevin DeYoung shows that church history displays some surprising truths about wolves within the church.

Bill Nye Saves the World Netflix Series Review

AiG reviews Bill Nye’s new Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World. “Despite being aimed at adults, many episodes contain segments that come across as rather childish with cheesy (and often inappropriate) songs, skits, and demonstrations performed by various special guests including athletes, comedians, actors, and others. The show contains a good deal of crude humor and various vulgarities, including taking God’s name in vain. This is certainly not a children’s show, nor is it intended to be (Netflix rated the show TV-14).”

Flashback: What Diversity Matters?

While the word diversity tends to draw our minds immediately to racial diversity, the Bible points to a wider kind of diversity.

There is no plateau in the Christian life. We are either growing closer to Christ’s likeness or we are falling away.

—Sam Allberry

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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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.