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A La Carte (January 9)

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Theological Extremism in a Secular Age – Here are Al Mohler’s comments on the terrorism in France. He says, “Western elites are often relatively unwilling or unable to deal with the disorder that has now emerged on the world scene.”

The Ineptitude of Moral Equivalence – Here is Jesse Johnson with a helpful article on the same subject. Culturally, “We value relativism so much that we have lost the ability to say that some religions are enemies of both truth and freedom.”

2014 Bestsellers on Sale – Westminster Books has many of 2014’s bestselling books nicely discounted. You can’t go wrong with any of them!

Flirting with the Law – You may find yourself identifying with Ed Welch here.

What About Intolerance Inequality? – “Intolerance is bad. Inequality is bad. But what about intolerance inequality?”

Not a Game of Telephone – You may have heard that the early transmission of the Bible is like the kids’ game of telephone. Here’s why that’s a bad comparison.

Sproul

To know that God knows everything about me and yet loves me is indeed my ultimate consolation.

—R.C. Sproul

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    How Can You Mumble?

    Some of my most meaningful moments of public worship have been in settings where I did not speak the language. I have stood with a congregation in rural Zambia as they’ve clapped and moved and praised the Lord in Bemba, a language that is utterly unknown to me. I’ve sat with a congregation in the…

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    I may not be going too far out on a limb when I suggest that you have probably not heard the name Anna Laetitia Barbauld. For various reasons she has been largely forgotten by history, and this despite achieving a significant level of fame in the eighteenth century. Though at one time she was a…

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