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A La Carte (July 15)

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Meeting Elisabeth Elliot – I am quite sure you will enjoy reading this little story of Elisabeth Elliot extending kindness.

How Should Christians Comment Online? – “Reading people’s comments online is an interesting and sometimes troubling study in human nature.” Which is one of the reasons I am increasingly turning them off.

Planned Parenthood and the Atrocity of Corpse-Selling – Russell Moore writes of an undercover operation which proved Planned Parenthood’s top doctor is selling the body parts of aborted children. The most important part of this complementary article is in the last couple of paragraphs. Finally, John Piper invites you to join him in fasting and praying about this at lunch today.

Praying the Bible – Westminster Books is offering a solid deal on Donald Whitney’s new book which I am just about to review.

You May Be Getting More Sleep Than You Think – This is heartening to those of us who struggle in this way.

What Is a Calorie? – What are these calorie things we obsess about?

Creations Groans Are Not Meaningless – Tim Keller writes truly that “Sooner or later, every believer wonders if being a Christian is worth it.”

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Prayer should be done regularly, persistently, resolutely, and tenaciously at least daily, whether we feel like it or not.

—Tim Keller

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