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A La Carte (August 22)

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(Yesterday on the blog: One String to the Bow)

Why the Reformation Still Matters, Another Example

Jeff provides evidence that the Reformation still really matters.

Complete Series of Dr. W Robert Godfrey on the End of Christendom

I have really been enjoying this series of lectures by Robert Godfrey in which he discusses the end of Christendom (and makes so many Dutch jokes).

Does Rahab Show Us That It’s Sometimes Okay to Lie?

Does the Old Testament story of Rahab tell us that it’s sometimes okay to lie? I am inclined to agree with this author’s perspective.

Time to Bring Out the Fruit

“Every culture, in spite of the fall, retains elements of the image of God. For those with eyes to see, these positive elements of a culture quietly point to the wisdom, beauty, and goodness of God, a remnant witness which can’t help but spill out even in cultures that have been cut off from the truth for centuries.”

Loving Those That the Woke Leaves Broke

This article asks whether we are prepared to love and serve those whom modern ideology has harmed. “While the culture war continues to rage, I would like to very briefly ask my brothers and sisters in Christ to poke our heads above the fray of headlines and to consider the years ahead and how they might impact our actions today.”

Unless Providentially Hindered

Sometimes we are providentially hindered from gathering with God’s people. Far more often, though, we skip for other reasons.

Flashback: Maybe We Need Less Math and More History

We need church historians because we need church history. Few things are more important to the life and health of Christianity than a sound knowledge of our shared past.

The more the soul is conformed to Christ, the more confident it will be of its interest in Christ.

—Thomas Brooks

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    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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