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A La Carte (August 11)


Good morning. May the Lord bless and keep you today.

Westminster Books has a deal this week on a new Bible story book for children.

There are just a few Kindle deals to look at today.

How Could Jonathan Edwards Own Slaves?

In this article, John Piper wrestles through the fact that his hero, Jonathan Edwards, owned slaves.

Is It Complicated Or Is It Difficult?

“When we have a problem, we moderns tend to look for something to fix it with. Can we buy a gadget, download an app, or find a technique to fix our problem? Rather, the old wisdom was that we should change ourselves. Instead of trying to conform the world to ourselves, we should see how we can develop ourselves into the sort of person who can deal with these situations.”

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Themelios 46.2

Those interested in some deep theological reading may want to look at the new issue of Themelios which is there for the taking.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaphysical Machinations

This article from The American Conservative has some interesting (and concerning) thoughts about Facebook and the metaverse. “The average person now spends a large part of their life living on the internet. However, once the metaverse arrives, users will live out their lives in the internet. Yes, in it.”

I Need You to Read Your Bible

Glenna Marshall explains why we need to read our Bibles not just for ourselves but for the people we love.

Not So Brave

“People look at where you’ve been. Or where you’re headed. Noticing which trials have whipped or trudged through your life. And then decide you’ve got unusual fortitude. Courage. Perseverance to endure. ‘You’re so brave. I could never do that.’ I’m not so brave.”

Flashback: The New/Old Way Our Culture Pressures Us To Conform

Through the cross Jesus Christ took our guilt to give us innocence, he bore our shame to give us honor, he overcame Satan to take away our fear and give us power.

It is better to mourn for sin than for its consequences.

—F.B. Meyer

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    We Who Are So Ordinary

    A couple of years ago I listened to an interview with a critic of Christianity. He was a person who claimed to love Christ, yet who seemed to have little use for Christ’s church and little good to say about Christ’s people. There was one critique that especially stood out to me

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    What Is the Best Thing In Life?

    Any time we consider the spiritual disciplines, or means of grace, it is crucial that we remember not only the great purpose of these habits but also the great blessing they represent. We were made to know God and to be known by God. We were made in the image of God to have a…

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  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    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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