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A La Carte (April 9)

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Good morning! The Lord bless and keep you today.

As usual, you’ll find a few Kindle deals today—many of them biographies.

Good Works

What a great piece by Lisa LaGeorge. She addresses it to fathers…

Is Wokeness the Greatest Threat to the Gospel?

Trevin Wax doesn’t answer this question head-on, but instead offers some principles related to addressing threats to the gospel. “This conversation raises a good question about how we as church leaders foresee and address potential threats in our day. Along those lines, I offer three suggestions.”

The Day After Easter

Glenna Marshall movingly laments the death of a friend on the day after Easter. “My friend died on Monday. The end came after two long years of chemotherapy, low platelets, a stem cell transplant, multiple hospitalizations, and something called Graft Versus Host Disease that had whittled her body down to the barest vestige of life.”

Undivided Trinity

There is a new issue of Credo magazine that is free to read online or to download. Its focus is the Trinity.

5 Questions about God’s Design for Gender

Here, from Kevin DeYoung, are 5 questions about God’s design for gender.

Holy Ambitions: The Two Aims of Hudson Taylor’s Life

Micah Colbert reflects on what marked the life and ministry of Hudson Taylor. “Conformity to Christ and usefulness for Christ. These desires were far more than pious but hollow sentiments. They were the life-long holy ambitions that shaped everything about Taylor’s life and ministry.”

Addressing Fraternal Disagreements in the Body of Christ

“Scripture does not require brothers and sisters in Christ to agree about everything, but it does place certain expectations on the way we are to disagree with one another. Biblical authors—and Jesus himself—seem to place a considerable weight on the way we disagree with one another.”

Flashback: My Dear, Sweet Girl

I pray every day that you’ll look to Jesus, that you’ll believe in him and trust in him, and that you’ll come to know him as the very dearest friend.

Deep change is rarely a matter of knowledge. It is a matter of repentance.

—Ed Welch

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    The Least of My Children’s Accomplishments

    I know what it is to be a father and to take pride in the achievements of my children. I had not been a father for long when I learned that the least of my children’s accomplishments by far outshines the greatest of my own. Their smallest victory generates more delight than my largest and…

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    A La Carte: The blame game / Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be / A kind invitation and lifelong friendship / Steered into error by those closest to you / Satan as “prince of the air” / Under the eaves / General market books / and more.

  • Bring Your Skills to the Missions World

    This week the blog is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, and is called to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. Pete and Debbie Lee were living the American dream. The parents of two children, the Lees lived in Greensboro, North Carolina, and were…

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    How Can You Mumble?

    Some of my most meaningful moments of public worship have been in settings where I did not speak the language. I have stood with a congregation in rural Zambia as they’ve clapped and moved and praised the Lord in Bemba, a language that is utterly unknown to me. I’ve sat with a congregation in the…

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    A La Carte (June 3)

    A La Carte: Life doesn’t always turn out like we thought it would / Hope for fallen Christians / AI as theological babel fish / Teenagers and parental hypocrisy / Is there a preferred Bible translation Christians should use? / Logos and Kindle deals / and more.