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A La Carte (June 22)

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May the Lord be with you and bless you today.

I don’t often mention Visual Theology these days, but did want to draw your attention to the new Bible Cards—a set of 90 visually striking flashcards that make learning the Bible fun and interactive. They are available now for pre-order!

There’s another good little batch of Kindle deals today.

(Yesterday on the blog: Royalty in Disguise)

God Thought, and Thought, and Thought

Samuel James: “When I was growing up, Mom would tell me sometimes: ‘God thought, and thought, and thought, and he made you a boy.’ This is a beautiful thought to me.” He tells why this simple thought is especially important today.

Transgenderism and Kids

Speaking of which, here’s a resource letter that may prove helpful to some.

The “Narrative” vs. the Reality of SBC ‘23

“It’s been nearly a week since the SBC annual meeting finished up in New Orleans. I have been fascinated to read all of the ‘reports’ and commentary that have come out over the last seven days. One thing that has become very clear. Even some of the ‘straight news’ reporting has been beholden to a narrative that distorts what actually happened.” Denny explains.

Motherhood Isn’t Martyrdom

Kira Nelson: “Of course, motherhood is hard and, in some cases, deeply painful. It’s right, good, and wise to share our struggles openly and honestly with one another, especially in the body of Christ. It’d be folly to pretend that we’ve mastered mothering or that our kids escaped original sin. However, many of our taglines overemphasize the pain of motherhood to the exclusion of the delight.”

Biblical Manhood vs Traditional African Manhood

I found this an interesting consideration of biblical versus traditional manhood (even though it’s set in a context very different from my own).

Hospitality Is About More Than Food

“When I think of hospitality, I immediately think of having someone over to my house, feeding them a meal, and spending the evening in good conversation. And while that has biblical precedence … I think we can miss the heart behind hospitality when we simplify it to a meal in our homes.”

Flashback: Sometimes It’s Best To Express Your Wisdom in Silence

We would all do well to remember that true wisdom is not only knowing your subject well, but also knowing the limitations of your knowledge. We aren’t wise until we know what we know and what we don’t know.

The Bible is living and active. It’s light in the darkness. It’s hope for the hopeless. It is right and it’s true. It’s breathed out by God and it accomplishes the purposes of God. It is the word of eternal life. It is the living and abiding word.

—Alistair Begg

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