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A La Carte (December 17)

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Don’t Pull a LOST – Jamie Brown writes about our worship services and compares them to the show LOST. He doesn’t mean it as a compliment.

The Right to Do Anything – Mounce looks at 1 Corinthians 6:12 and shows how important it is to get the translation correct.

Westminster Books – Westminster Books has a couple of notable sales, including 50% off on Voddie Baucham’s new book on Joseph.

Nelson Mandela – Conrad Mbewe: “Writing a blog post on Mandela is very difficult. I feel like a candle holding out light to the sun. Mandela’s public persona looms large over southern Africa, and indeed across the whole planet. Who does not know about him already? So, what is there to say that has not been said? As I put pen to paper, therefore, my aim is not to say anything new.”

Moral Mayhem Multiplied – As most Americans were thinking thoughts of Christmas cheer, a federal judge in Utah dropped a bomb on the institution of marriage, striking down the most crucial sections of the Utah statute outlawing polygamy. Al Mohler writes about it.

A 9-Letter Word for a 100-Year-Old Puzzle? – The Crossword puzzle has turned 100. Smithsonian tells us about it.

Wilkinson

The laborer, not the loiterer, is worthy of his hire.

—Henry Wilkinson

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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