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A La Carte (December 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of titles. I’ll keep hunting to see what else I can find.

When Sinners Adopt It’s Beautiful…and Really Difficult

Katie Hughes shares a few things her family has learned through the adoption of two of their children.

Eight Ways to Become More Humble

“At every stage of our Christian development, and in every sphere of our Christian discipleship, pride is our greatest enemy and humility our greatest friend.” Indeed.

You Are Never More Justified Than the Moment You First Believed (Video)

“In this brief clip from his teaching series The Whole Christ, Sinclair Ferguson explains that our sanctification cannot add to our justification.” It’s a simple truth, but one we’re prone to forget.

13 Things a Pastor Should Never Say to a Congregation

Here is a list of 13 things a pastor should never say from the pulpit.

Knowing When It’s Time to Leave a Church (Video)

Here is a helpful video on how to know when it is time to leave a church.

Garrison Keillor? Who He?

“In these tumultuous days of unceasing revelations of sexual scandals in media, politics and business, media enterprises especially face a new ethical challenge with their fallen stars: What do you do with history and art?” It’s a valid question today.

Should I Go on Short-Term Mission Trips or Just Give? (Video)

Dr. David Sills answers this question, “Is it better to go on a short-term missions trip or use the money to support full-time missionaries? Do short-term mission teams do any good?”

Flashback: The Greatest Age of Missions Is Still to Come

If we look through the lens of population we see that, actually, most of the work remains to be done. We’re only just getting started! There are 7 times more people in the world today than there were during the great age of Christian missions.

There are two things to do about the gospel: believe it and behave it.

—Susanna Wesley

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    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    Protecting the Family Name

    It is a conversation I had with my son-in-law while he was pursuing my daughter and expressing his interest in marrying her. It is a conversation I will need to have with a second son-in-law if the day comes when he expresses his interest in marrying my other daughter. It is a conversation about the…

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