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A La Carte (August 25)


I thought it likely that someone somewhere could use this reminder: That right now, at this very moment, God is reigning from his throne.

(Yesterday on the blog: Teaching Others to Sing Sweetly)

Intersectionality and My Adoptive Family

Trent Hunter has a fascinating look at intersectionality through the lens of a very multi-ethnic family. “My children are at impressionable and tender ages, and they are the battlefield targets of this teaching. If our family took these ideas seriously — as serious proponents intend — they would suffocate our love, steal our joy, and destroy my family. Intersectionality brings the division of mother against child and son against father in very different ways than Christ does.”

Assisted suicide is spiralling out of control in Canada

Proponents of euthanasia like to downplay the slippery slope argument, but as this article makes clear, Canada is a current case study in how that slippery slope is basically inevitable.

Wade In The Water

Seth says that “we are often faced with situations where we must choose if we will trust God’s promises of provision, or turn away from where he is leading us in order to blaze our own path, by our own means.”

Renewal of Work: Mijito Vinito

I enjoyed this interview with Mijito Vinito at TGC India as he “reflects on how the gospel helps him reconcile a pursuit of excellence and awareness of brokenness.”

How to Guard Against Over-Reliant Discernment

Lara d’Entremont helps us guard against a kind of discernment that is over-reliant on so-called discernment experts.

Suffering and the Mission of the Church

Radius International recently held a conference on The Mission of the Church and they’ve posted the various plenaries and breakouts. There’s lots to listen to, including messages from Kevin DeYoung and Alistair Begg and biographies by Ian Hamilton.

Flashback: The Rise of Digital Technologies and the Decline of Reading

You can’t be surprised when bland books can’t hold their own against excellent videos or outstanding podcasts. Perhaps in this way the Internet offers a challenge that will help improve the quality of our books.

The one unique thing that a local church has to offer to people mired in poverty is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

—Mez McConnell & Mike McKinley

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