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A La Carte (April 26)


If you’re in the market for some kids’ books, be sure to take a look at this sale at Westminster Books.

End of the Global South? Updating the State of World Missions

“What we are witnessing today through the work of globe-trotting researchers and travel-worn academics is the glorious drama of God’s unfolding worldwide redemption. The Spirit is blowing where he pleases, the kingdoms of the world are continuing to enter the kingdom of the Lord from the east and the west, the north and the south, and the nations are singing the praises of God.” This is a long but valuable read.

GAFCON IV: Lessons from a Communion in Birth Pains

And in perhaps a similar vein, here’s another encouraging report from the Anglican world.

“Caste and Church Growth Assessment” by Aubrey M. Sequeira

Come to TRC23 to hear Aubrey on “Emptying the Cross of Its Power: Honor/Shame and the Gospel of Christ.” While honor/shame concepts can be helpful for cross-cultural workers to know, it remains the handmaiden to the doctrines that Scripture sets forth for all cultures and times. (Sponsored Link)

Stop calling faithfulness a sacrifice

“We need to stop calling obedience and faithfulness to the commands of Christ ‘sacrifice’. There, I said it. It is not sacrifice to do what Jesus asks us to do. Full stop.” It’s probably worth hearing him out.

7 Biblical Truths Countering the False Gospel of “Emotional Health & Wealth”

Bob Kellemen: “Today’s post is not about the false health & wealth gospel. Everyone posts against that. Today’s post is about a much more subtle, much more insidious, much more hidden false gospel—a gospel that all too easily creeps into the Evangelical world: the false gospel of emotional health & wealth.’”

Should We Use the Words “Old Testament”?

Should we use the words “Old Testament” or is there a better option?

Present at Their Passing

Rebekah Matt writes about the times she has been present as someone passed from life to death. She writes also about some of her regrets in those moments.

Flashback: Being the Answer to Prayer

We must pray for deliverance and then take hold of the means of deliverance that God provides to us—pray and then labor to see the prayer answered.

The man who attempts Christianity without the church shoots himself in the foot, shoots his children in the leg, and shoots his grandchildren in the heart.

—Kevin DeYoung

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    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

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    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

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