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A La Carte (February 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of deals, but they are both for excellent books.

Meanwhile, Westminster Books has discounts on a solid theological series and Christian Focus is celebrating the launch of their new web site with a sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: How to Choose Worship Songs)

Why Do I Believe in Credobaptism?

Stephen Kneale does a pretty good job of defending the credobaptist position: “Regular followers of this blog will know that I am a Reformed Baptist. That is, I believe in reformed soteriology, the doctrines of grace and believe that baptism ought to be by immersion for those who can testify to their belief in the gospel. But why believe that baptism should only be granted to those who can profess faith?”

9 Things You Should Know About the Winter Olympics

Joe Carter: “The 2018 Winter Olympic officially starts tomorrow in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. Here are nine things you should know about the world’s leading international winter sports event.” (See also The Olympics & the Disenchantment of Sports.)

Falcon Heavy Test Flight (Video)

I found it strangely fascinating to watch this launch and recovery. “When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel–Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost.”

Undone In a Minute

I was sorry to hear about this. “If you still don’t think adultery can utterly destroy a man’s life work, you would do well to contemplate the recent resignation and confession of Larry Taunton.”

35 Truths That Have Changed My Life

Mitch Chase writes about 35 truths on his 35th Birthday.

A Word of Empathy, Warning, and Counsel for “Narrow” Complementarians

“Complementarians unite around the idea that God created men and women equal in dignity and worth but that he has assigned different roles in the church and home. Over the last few years, however, we’ve been having more and more in-house conversations about what exactly that requires. And complementarians are dividing between what Kevin DeYoung calls ‘broad’ and ‘narrow’ versions.” Here’s an explanation.

On Writing Books and Getting Published

Kevin DeYoung talks about how to write and how to get published.

Flashback: God, Protect My Girls

Praying for the kids is a helpful way of training myself to remember that they are his before they are mine, and that any good they experience will ultimately find its source in God himself.

Marriage shows us the shape of the gospel. Singleness shows us the sufficiency of the gospel.

—Sam Allberry

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

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    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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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

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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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.