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A La Carte (July 12)

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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

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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

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    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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