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A La Carte (June 20)

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What If She Lives With Us Forever? – “Call me crazy, but one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind when my daughter was born with Down syndrome was, ‘Will she live with us forever?’” This is a sweet article about love and disability. But mostly love.

Before You Watch Game of Thrones – Here, from John Piper, are some questions to ask before watching Game of Thrones.

How the Mormons Conquered America – There’s not a lot of new information here, but it’s still an informative look at Mormonism.

Is the Pope the Antichrist? – J.V. Fesko takes this one on over at the Crossway blog.

Mommy Guilt and the Cross – “Is there a mother out there that doesn’t feel guilty about her mothering?” If there is, I don’t think I’ve met her.

Clarity on Sanctification – Todd Pruitt shares some of what Derek Thomas has taught on the suddenly hot subject of sanctification.

Pink

The severest self-denials and the most lavish gifts are of no value in God’s esteem unless they are prompted by love.

—A.W. Pink

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  • Like an iPhone

    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

    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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