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A La Carte (August 14)


Several of today’s Kindle deals aren’t objectively cheap, but they are actually a great value compared to their list prices. Take a look and see!

Pastors in India: I saw information about this conference and wanted to recommend it to you. I know all the speakers, I believe, and have a ton of confidence in them. I’m sure it will be a blessing.

One Question Every Church Planter Should Ask

Kevin DeYoung shares one question every church planter really ought to ask.

Is Religious Liberty Truly In Peril?

Al Mohler asks and answers. “This debate carried out on the pages of the Wall Street Journal has massive implications for American public life, especially against the backdrop of the 2020 Presidential Election. Indeed, the Democratic contenders for the nomination need to be confronted with the real questions raised in these dueling articles. The candidates need to be asked if they, as President, would use executive authority through federal departments to force a secular orthodoxy on religious groups, organizations, and businesses.”

Is It True That God “Loves the Sinner but Hates the Sin”?

Not really.

Cremation: Why and Why Not

Here’s a level-headed and not-entirely-conclusive look at cremation.

Quit Social Media (Video)

This is worth the few minutes it takes to watch it, and the few minutes more to think about it.

A Subversive Netflix Documentary Titled “The Family”

I saw “The Family” show up at the top of Netflix and thought I might give it a look. But before I did so, Denny Burk wrote this review. “All I can say is that the documentary is one of the most outrageous pieces anti-Christian propaganda that I have ever seen.”

Leaving the Faith: Reflections of a Prodigal

Lisa Robinson Spencer reflects on being a prodigal. “Like so many speculating about Harris, I can give you the precise theological language about my soteriological position from a Reformed perspective. But honestly, I can’t tell you whether I was a Christian so seeped in rebellion that it took 13 years to come to my senses or I never truly a Christian to begin with. All I know is that I was lost and now I’m found. The Lord has so graciously dealt with me, drawing me to himself. He lifted this prodigal out of the depths of sinful mire and gave me eyes to see his grace, beauty and forgiveness.”

Flashback: When You Pray With Your Children, You Are Teaching Your Children To Pray

Sometimes I think they are expressing a good and heartfelt desire and other times I think they are merely being superstitious, as if bad dreams will plague them and every shadow will frighten them if I do not pray. Either way, I never refuse them.

God doesn’t bless us just to make us happy; he blesses us to make us a blessing.

—Warren Wiersbe

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  • Free Stuff Fridays (The Good Book Company)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by The Good Book Company. They are giving away a bundle of books for ministry leaders. The Bundle Includes…. Giveaway Rules: You may enter one time. When you enter, you permit The Good Book Company to send you marketing emails which you may unsubscribe from at any time.…