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A La Carte (January 19)

Is God Sovereign Over My Free Will?

John Piper ventures into difficult territory with an answer to these questions: “Will God use His sovereignty to overwrite our free will at times to exemplify His perfect will? And if so, do we truly have free will?”

How Diverse Was Early Christianity?

I’ve really been enjoying Michael Kruger’s blog and the way he has been taking on some common charges against Christianity. “The more the label ‘Christianity’ can be tossed around indiscriminately, then the more it appears that Christians could believe just about anything (and did). It strips the word of all its meaning.”

Your Driverless Car

I guess this isn’t too surprising: “As with all utopian schemes, [the driverless car] will come bearing big-government policy interventions and control that require major economic policy justifications and macro-economic analysis to justify action.”

Living Intentionally Together as a Married Couple

There are a few suggestions here for living together intentionally as a married couple.

The FAQs: Pastor Saeed Abedini

Joe Carter does a FAQ on the long-awaited freeing of pastor Saeed.

This Day in 1563. 453 years ago today, the Heidelberg Catechism was first published in Germany. *

Great Books Selections

Jim Hamilton offers two short lists that may be helpful to those who want to explore some great books.

0.0% of Icelanders 25 Years or Younger Believe God Created the World

There is work to be done in Iceland! Do I have any Icelandic readers? I’d love to know about the church situation there. You can contact me here.

Bad Dugout Decisions

This article shows what (formerly) common baseball decisions have been proven faulty through sabermetrics. (A thought: The pitchout has been proven ineffective. But doesn’t the mere threat or possibility of the pitchout have an intangible way of slowing down runners?)

Sibbes

It would be a good contest among Christians, one to labor to give no offense, and the other to labor to take none.

—Richard Sibbes

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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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