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A La Carte (February 3)

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Slander in the Camp – “How many of you have witnessed the evils of slander? Sadly, it happens all the time in circles of people who name Jesus as their King and Redeemer. The more I speak with leaders and fellow Christians, the more I realize how prevalent this is.”

Free from Logos – Logos’ free book of the month is Justification Reconsidered from Stephen Westerholm. (Read John Piper’s review)

Live Close to the Embers – “Job lived without a sense of entitlement but rather a state of grace. God gives. Job is needy. This is how it works.”

Self Esteem – “It’s essential that we teach our kids this important life lesson: Let other people brag on you when it’s merited, but, don’t ever be the one who is bringing up your own good qualities or accomplishments.”

Religion and Politics – This month’s Tabletalk interview is with Russell Moore who does what he does best–discusses religion and politics.

Worst Money Habits – Here are the worst money habits of today’s twenty-somethings.

Tip Creep – Yes, this is definition happening.

Packer

The peace of God is first and foremost peace with God.

—J.I. Packer

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    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

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