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A La Carte (July 4)

Happy Fourth of July to my American friends and family. I hope and trust you will enjoy your holiday!

Today’s Kindle deals include a few minor deals. They also have a selection of top-rated general market books on sale for the day.

Thank God for the Idea of America

Kevin DeYoung: “I understand the dangers of an unthinking ‘God and country’ mentality, let alone a gospel-less civil religion. But I also think love of country–like love of family or love of work–is a proximate good. Patriotism is not beneath the Christian, even for citizens of a superpower.”

Why Do Christians Sing?

Have you ever wondered why God desires his people to sing? Here are a few of them.

When Did Solomon Write Proverbs 5-7?

I’ve often wondered this one. Just when in the course of his life did he write all that stuff?

Being Pro-Life at Google

“Stephanie Gray is a Canadian pro-life apologist. She travels the world making the case for the humanity and personhood of the unborn. She’s co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform and now leads a ministry called Love Unleashes Life.” And she was invited to speak at Google.

Preaching Under Pressure

H.B. Charles Jr. talks about the challenges of preaching under pressure. “On the other side of leadership challenges over the years, I believe that you have not really learned to preach until you preach through a storm. Unending sunshine create shallow pulpits. Preaching through a storm anchors the pulpit to the tried and proven word of God.”

Should Christians Attend?

Randy Alcorn takes on one of today’s pressing questions: Should Christians attend gay weddings?

Flashback: 8 Ways Satan Convinces You To Question Your Salvation

Though Satan can never steal the Christian’s crown he will leave no stone unturned in robbing the Christian of comfort and peace, in making their life miserable, in giving them reason to live in constant sorrow and mourning, doubt and questioning.

The best way to discern grace in one’s self, is to love grace in others.

—Thomas Watson

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