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A La Carte (April 26)

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May the Lord be with you and bless you today.

Because I’m out of my normal time zone, I’m adding Kindle deals a bit later in the day than I usually do. But I do continue to add them most days.

Westminster Books is offering a deal on a new book that explains five biblical models for making ethical decisions.

The Parable of Kanye West

Samuel James: “A question is bothering me. Is Kanye West’s professed conversion to Christianity thrown into more doubt by his brazen antisemitism a couple of years ago, or by his recent announcement of his own “adult film” company? I am forced to admit that, for me personally, it was probably the latter. I doubt I’m alone.”

Biden’s New Regulation Reinforces Transgender ‘Orthodoxy’

Joe Carter explains the Department of Education’s new rules that expand protections for LGBT+ students. He tells why it is concerning on a number of levels.

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12 Wonderful Responsibilities God Has Given to Women

Sticking with Scripture, Beautiful Christian Life lists 12 wonderful responsibilities God has given to women.

Slow Happiness

Seth reflects on how slow, gradual growth in his garden parallels the deep, lasting happiness found in relationships and accomplishments over time.

What I Wish the Church Would Understand about Disability

Kirsten Abioye: “Being the parent of a disabled child is an absolute joy, and a total privilege. A child’s purpose is never solely to teach parents, but our son has undoubtedly taught me more than I’ve taught him; about life, privilege, faith, God.”

How Do I Discern True Repentance from Fake Repentance? (Video)

Darby Strickland answers a difficult question.

Flashback: All, Every, and Not One

One day it will be said of all those who are his that God was faithful to his every word and true to his every promise. And together we will praise the name of the Lord our God.

Jesus binds himself to his people. No expiration date. No end of the road. Our side of the commitment will falter and stumble, but his never does.

—Dane Ortlund

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Zondervan Reflective)

    This week the giveaway is sponsored by  Zondervan Reflective. When writers write, they are getting in touch with the image of God in them. This is true in some way of all artistry, but writers especially create worlds, characters, histories, and transformation–all ex nihilo (“out of nothing”). In The Storied Life, veteran author Jared C. Wilson…

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    A La Carte (May 17)

    A La Carte: Deep mercy for our dark insanity / The Rock / God will give us more than we can handle / When cynicism sets in / The judgment of getting exactly what we want / The life of Paul Kasonga / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 16)

    A La Carte: When intrusive thoughts come / How a horse saved orthodoxy / The brevity of life / Bad therapy / Acts of kindness aren’t random / Does John’s Last Supper chronology differ from the other gospels? / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 15)

    A La Carte: My pastor made me wait to enter ministry and I’m grateful / How could a good God… / How should a wife respond to her husband’s bad authority? / Sing your heart out, Christian / Does Jesus’ view of grace offend you? / Preaching the Psalms as a book / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 14)

    A La Carte: When God takes his time / Biblical priorities / God is doing something / Broken pieces / Loosening my grip / Since God’s call is effectual, how can someone be a false convert? / and more.

  • Parents Need to Act Now

    This week the blog is sponsored by Harvest USA. Today, more than ever, parents need to take a proactive approach in preparing their children for a world bombarding them with false messages about sex, gender, and identity. If parents abdicate their God-given responsibility to equip and train their children with a biblical foundation for understanding…