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A La Carte (June 1)

Alarmism And Transgendered Kids

Rod Dreher writes about transgendered kids and teens: “Ten, twenty years from now, there are going to be a lot of maimed, broken people staggering around. This episode in history will be looked back on with horror.”

Why Patience Doesn’t Come Naturally

Sam Storms writes about his natural impatience. “It grieves my heart that I’m as selfish as I am. It grieves me even more that I don’t have enough confidence in the goodness and sovereignty of God and the truth of his Word that I would trust him when things don’t go my way.”

What Does It Mean to Take the Lord’s Name in Vain?

You probably won’t be surprised to learn there is much more to it than simply speaking God’s name in anger or as an insult.

7 Questions to Ask an Older Mother

These are wise questions from Melissa Kruger.

Died: Jan Crouch

Jan Crouch, cofounder of Trinity Broadcast Network, died on Tuesday. Christianity Today provides a brief overview of her life and legacy.

After 30 Years It’s Good to Be Married

This is a sweet article and one that’s good to see in a mainstream publication.

This Day in 165. 1,851 years ago today (according to tradition), apologist Justin Martyr was beheaded for his faith in Christ. *

How Budget Airlines Work

This video tells how budget airlines work and how they make so much more money than many traditional airlines.

The Benedict Option

You’ve probably heard someone talk about “The Benedict Option.” In this article Carl Trueman describes it a little bit and how it is not as silly as a lot of people make it out to be.

Flashback: The Bestsellers: The Shack

This entry in my series The Bestsellers looks at what may be the least likely bestseller of them all: The Shack. It has sold 20 million copies and will soon be released as a movie.

Spurgeon

It is easier to save us from our sins than from our righteousness.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.