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A La Carte (July 24)

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Good morning. Grace and peace to you.

Today’s Kindle deals include a selection from Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: I Am Under the Unerring Care of God)

United States of Abortion: A Grave History in Five Threads

Marvin Olasky traces the history of abortion in the US and explains how it requires the answers to five questions.

Advice from a Retiring Minister

There is such great advice here from a retiring minister. He speaks with the voice of love and long experience.

Distinguishing Judgment from Godly Reproof

“It is difficult to think of a verse more misused than ‘Do not Judge’ (Matt. 7:1). The number of times it has been used to censure Godly reproof would be impossible to count. If you are in the habit of reading the Word of God and upholding Godly standards, then you have most likely had this verse thrown your way while commenting on some behavior or trend of which God disapproves.”

Where Would I Be?

This is a sweet one from Mary Nolte. “Sometimes we forget who we are. Where we have been. Where we would be. It takes a moment to remember, a moment to grasp the reality of just how low sin had taken us, how far the reaches of fallenness go, how deeply the brokenness had shattered our souls. Sometimes we are privileged to be reminded. The other night, I had a stark reminder.”

Social

Kristin considers how good it is to be fully present in an age of distraction.

Ethical Photography as a Global Citizen

These are very good things to think about. “Sharing photos of your work and life is important. As a world traveler, your responsibility is to share photos ethically by respecting the people and culture of your host country. It can be tempting, especially if your project or salary is underfunded, to share compromising photos of the people in your host country in an effort to validate your need for being there.”

Flashback: Parents: To Join Social Media Is To Witness Death

I didn’t want to see that man die, I didn’t need to see that man die, but I did see that man die. And since that day I’ve seen many others die, almost always through social media.

The exposition of a passage of Scripture is not intended to be a popular-level commentary in spoken form but an encounter with the God who speaks.

—Sinclair Ferguson

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