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A La Carte (February 5)

Today’s Kindle deals include an excellent series of books from Crossway.

Yesterday on the blog: Headlines & Happenings (A Personal Update; Jordan Peterson)

Church Twice on a Sunday? Really!

The Sunday evening service is a dying tradition, but one worth preserving. “I know lots of churches have dropped the evening service, and I’m also aware that lots of new church plants are going for just one – often a 4pm service. And I’m really really not criticising that at all. But here’s ten reasons why I’ve come to think that having a couple of services a day might be a good thing.”

On Fire for Christ

Here’s a brief biography of John Rogers, one of the lesser-known Christian martyrs. “John Rogers stands in a long parade of God-centered men; men who preached the truth, confronted sin, lived uncompromising lives, and finished strong.”

Why Do Churches Cover Up Sin?

David Murray grapples with the tendency of churches to cover up the sin of abuse when it is revealed among them.

Passivity and Push and Peter

I don’t even know how to describe this one, but it’s worth reading.

Moody’s Challenges and Scripture’s Inerrancy

Owen Strachan: “In recent days, a furor has broken out over a surprising place: Moody Bible Institute. Moody is a hallmark of American evangelicalism, particularly the mainstream Chicago rendition, and has famously sent out thousands of graduates to the mission fields. Moody’s reputation is justifiably strong; it is a school that most evangelicals would instinctually trust.”

What BMI Doesn’t Tell You About Your Health (Video)

Like most metrics, this one is only helpful to a point.

Who Watches Porn? 3 Key Predictors of Porn Use

“I recently completed research on over 3,600 men and women struggling with unwanted sexual behavior, be that pornography, an affair, buying sex, etc. I found that the sexual fantasies, porn searches, and sexual behaviors we pursue are not random. They are a direct reflection of the parts of our story–past and present–that remain unaddressed. If you want to find freedom from pornography, you must identify the reasons that bring you to it.”

Flashback: The Myself I Was Yesterday

It is worth the fight in finding men with whom I genuinely enjoy spending time and with whom I love to share experiences, but even more, it is worth the fight in finding men who will make me a better man.

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.

—Corrie Ten Boom

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    This week the blog is sponsored by Harvest USA. Today, more than ever, parents need to take a proactive approach in preparing their children for a world bombarding them with false messages about sex, gender, and identity. If parents abdicate their God-given responsibility to equip and train their children with a biblical foundation for understanding…

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    God initiates his grace in our lives by his Holy Spirit and invites us to cooperate with it as we grow in our relationship with him. But what is that grace meant to accomplish in our lives? And how do we sustain a relationship with a Being we cannot see and with whom we cannot…