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A La Carte (August 7)

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Cultural Disintegration and the Revival of a Moral Imagination – With a title like that, you know it has to be worth reading.

Gay, Christian and … Celibate – Sarah Pulliam Bailey has an interesting article about the changing face of the homosexuality debate.

Is Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Enough? – “Is being a stay-at-home mom enough? Is just being at home with my children today satisfactory? If so, why the tension, and what’s with ‘just’ entering the conversation? (When’s the last time you heard someone say, ‘I’m just a teacher,’ or ‘I’m just a doctor’?)”

Care for Single Women – I have appreciated many of these “Pastor’s Reflections.” This is an important one about the neglect of single women.

We Can’t Ignore Mark Driscoll – This is a level-headed response to some of the recent news about Mark Driscoll.

One Truth that Changes Worship – Jason Helopoulos: “Worship is not so much about what we receive, nor about what we give, rather, it is about being. … Worship is not primarily caught-up with giving or receiving. It is primarily about being, meeting with God. Or more rightly put, God meeting with us.”

Ryle

Guard your thoughts, and there will be little fear about your actions.

—J.C. Ryle

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