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A La Carte (July 12)


I sorted through hundreds of Kindle deals dealing with healing crystals, ouija boards, and seances (Amazon lumps together everything “spiritual”) to find just a few that actually have some value.

Westminster Books has some discipleship resources on sale, including one for dads and their children.

12 Principles on How to Disagree with Other Christians

It is hard to overestimate the importance of this subject: In Romans 14 and 15, “Paul offers 12 principles to ensure the strict consciences of the weak would be respected, while still allowing for the legitimate freedoms of the strong.”

Hungry Caterpillars (Video)

Why are caterpillars so hungry? This video explains.

The Charlie Gard Controversy

Joe Carter provides an FAQ for the sad Charlie Gard situation in the U.K.

Trustworthy Christian Internet Radio

Are you looking for trustworthy teaching and preaching, as well as daily news briefs, music, and more? Download the free RefNet app and hear from Alistair Begg, Steve Lawson, John MacArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, and many others. (This is a sponsored post.)

Marriage Is Not About You; Divorce Is All About You

It’s not always so simple, of course. But sometimes it is. “Marriage and family are not about us. They are about God. But when we make them about us, divorce becomes a lot more common and kids become a preference.”

A Lake of Fire that Burns with Sulfur

I thought of Revelation 21:8 when I saw this video: “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

How Many of the Ten Commandments Have You Broken?

“In the ‘Fast Money’ segment that concluded this particular Family Feud episode, two members of the winning family were each asked to guess the responses to five questions posed to 100 surveyed people. The very first question: How many of the ten commandments have you broken this month?”

Theological Primer: Limited Atonement

Kevin DeYoung continues his occasional series on theology by defining limited atonement.

Flashback: 3 Errors of Musical Style that Stifle Community

In their book “The Compelling Community,” Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop point out 3 common errors of musical style can stifle local church community.

When it comes to sin, it’s kill or be killed. You’re fighting the war or you’re losing it. There’s no Switzerland in sanctification.

—Jared Wilson

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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    Weekend A La Carte (July 20)

    A La Carte: The wedding of the century / Why grieving people need a theology of giving / God desires your happiness / Sincere love and hospitality in the church / Real life is a better teacher than social media / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 19)

    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.