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A La Carte (August 14)

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We’re All Sadists Now

Carl Trueman: “DeSade’s ideal world is that to which we appear to be heading. Like him, we deny any intrinsic moral significance to sexual activity whatsoever and thus see it as something which is of no more ethical importance than buying a cup of coffee or eating a sandwich.”

The Story

You will enjoy this video which tells how it all began and how it will never end.

Exposing the Hate

“Abortion, racism, violence, moral apathy, and political posturing. This is the suffocating and nauseating smog that dominates American News. It makes Christian’s pray, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Lord.”

This Day in 1822: James Strong was born. The great labor of Strong’s life would be Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. The concordance, which would take him thirty-five years to complete, is still widely used today. *

What To Do After You Preach

Dave Harvey has some wise counsel for preachers. “The conclusion of a sermon is a dangerous moment for the preacher.”

The Coddling of the American Mind

There are lots of interesting takeaways from this article about trigger warnings and the coddling of the American mind. “In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.”

What It’s Like When You Publish a Book

Nick’s experience of publishing his first book sounds an awful lot like mine.

Chapman

There are many who preach Christ, but not so many who live Christ. My great aim will be to live Christ.

—Robert Chapman

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    Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Surely few things in this world are more mysterious than sex. Surely few things give such clear evidence that there must be more to them than the sum of their parts. On the one level, sex is a simple biological function that exists to populate the earth with human beings. On the other level, it…

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