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A La Carte (February 25)


Today’s Kindle deals include some solid books from Crossway (and a couple of others as well).

(Yesterday on the blog: Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon)

African United Methodists Won’t Trade Bible for Dollars

This is a wonderful read. “And then please hear me when I say as graciously as I can: we Africans are not children in need of western enlightenment when it comes to the church’s sexual ethics. We do not need to hear a progressive U.S. bishop lecture us about our need to ‘grow up.’”

9 Things You Should Know About the United Methodist Church

Speaking of United Methodists…

Tony Foulds Gets His Flypast

This is a tremendous story. “Thousands of people cheered a flypast honouring 10 airmen who died when their plane crashed in a park 75 years ago.”

We’re Not Lone Rangers

Dave Hare, whose blog I link to often, tells about one of the great needs of his ministry in Cameroon.

Designer Babies – The Problem With China’s CRISPR Experiment (Video)

This video does not come from a Christian perspective, but is still an interesting look at the problems that may come with designer babies.

A Shelf Full of Bibles: Translation by the Numbers

J. Jack Smith: “This morning, I picked one of my eight Bibles off my shelf to read. One of them is for church, another for study, and one I bought because I liked its red cover. And then the others are just there. I have more Bibles on my shelf than most people and the majority of the world’s languages, and here are the numbers to prove it.”

Embarrassment and Evangelism

This sounds sadly correct. “I have a theory about evangelism. Many Christians—and this includes me—have a habit of saying that things would be cringeworthy or embarrassing to our unbelieving friends, when what we really mean is that they would be cringeworthy or embarrassing to us.”

Flashback: The Character of the Christian: Temperate

The Bible makes it crystal clear—God’s people are to be enslaved only to Jesus Christ. They are to resist any competitors, chief among them alcohol.

What God is pleased to do, he does do. Our main job is to learn to be pleased with what pleases God.

—Jim Orrick

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

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    We All Have To Do With God

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.