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A La Carte (February 15)

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Fear, Trust, and Missionary Kids

“Threat of physical harm and death do not keep missionaries off the field, but there is something that does. I have heard it from the mouths of Americans unwilling to consider missions, and ringing in my head these last few weeks: my kids could die.”

Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me

Here’s an interesting perspective by a writer who spent much of her life studying the prosperity gospel.

A Giant Has Fallen

Al Mohler: “Justice Scalia firmly believed in the right of the people to establish a constitutional government that would recognize the ultimate authority of the people, not an elite of unelected judges, to establish laws.”

Social Media and Secret Lives of American Teenage Girls

Here’s one for parents to read.

6 Advantages of Consecutive Expository Preaching

Derek Thomas makes the case.

This Day in 1860. 156 years ago today, “Wheaton College was chartered in Illinois under Methodist sponsorship. (The following year the school passed into Congregational control. Today, Wheaton is non-denominational.)” *

What Is Grumbling?

Here’s a description and diagnosis of the sin of grumbling.

How to Land a 737

There’s a YouTube video for everything. Here’s one for when the pilot becomes incapacitated and you need to land that jetliner.

Spurgeon

Always stand to it that your creed must bend to the Bible, and not the Bible to your creed.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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