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A La Carte (June 28)

A La Carte Friday 2

Logos’ Blue Friday sale continues today and wraps up this weekend. If you’re a Logos user, you’ll definitely want to give it a look. Some new deals will drop today (though possibly not until a bit later in the morning).

Today’s Kindle deals include a radical and comprehensive call to holiness. Piper’s Brothers, We Are Not Professionals is on the list as well.

Neil Postman on Words and Images: An Antidote to Truth Decay

Douglas Groothuis doesn’t hold back when he says “most Americans are well-informed, hyperactive ignoramuses. They are information-rich, information-ravenous, and knowledge-deprived.”

Debunking the 1946 Myth: The Bible and Homosexuality Explained (Video)

Christopher Yuan debunks the oft-repeated 1946 myth.

The Crimson Worm (Psalm 22) 

Some living things, even ones we consider insignificant, can point us to the person and work of Jesus in surprising and amazing ways. The crimson worm is one of these lowly but unique creations. About seven millimeters long, the crimson worm is barely longer than the width of a pencil eraser. You might call it minimal, minor, miniature, or minuscule. But God created the crimson worm to have a life cycle that points us to one event: Jesus’ saving death on the cross. (Sponsored)

The Discipleship Crisis

“Our churches are not forming us into deep and rich faith. I’ve been writing around this for a while, but I don’t think we’re talking about it enough. There are, of course, wonderful exceptions of individuals with deep and rich faith. You, dear friend, may well be among them. May Jesus continue to draw you towards himself.” However…

Biblically Honoring Your Parents

Though the specific context of this article is Asian-American Christians, it pertains to many others as well. “A question that is often asked is how can they lovingly honor their parents when it feels like nothing they do will ever meet their parents’ expectations or if expectations of them seem harsh, unreasonable, or unbiblical?”

30 Pieces of Writing Advice From C.S. Lewis

Barnabas Piper shares 30 pieces of writing from C.S. Lewis. There are some gems among them!

Where to Turn When Patriotism Seems to Be Dying

“Patriotic pride rejoices in your piece of a shared vision of the collective good. But what happens when your vision is not shared so collectively? Your warm feelings of patriotism will sour into bitter nostalgia, or perhaps something darker. We need something more secure.”

Flashback: When God Seems Deaf To Our Cries

God knew better than to answer the prayers in the way that seemed so good and so necessary to that young man.

A domineering manner, an unbridled ambition, an offensive strut, a tyrant’s talk—no attitude could be less fit for one who claims to be a servant of the Son of God.

—Oswald Sanders

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