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A La Carte (June 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the Babylon Bee book along with a classic from Sproul, a volume of the Bible For You series, and more.

A new ElisabethElliot.com has launched and it has a good and growing collection of resources.

New Troubles Are Met With New Mercies

This is good counsel for when we experience any trouble. “When we feel that worry, we have a choice: Let it frame our narrative and push us away from God, or turn our anxieties to God in prayer, letting him graciously and patiently work on our soul.”

Civil War. Civil Rights. Civil Love.

I always appreciate what Barry York writes. “Where is there a love that can overcome racial divides, heart hatred, and fierce anger? Where is there an unending, unlimited, unconquerable supply of love that can transform not just a person or two, but societies and nations? The only place it is found is at Calvary’s cross, where ‘God demonstrated his own love toward us in this, that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us’ (Rom. 5:8).”

Ten Questions Missionaries Love To Answer

Just like the title says…

The Fresh Wonder of Corporate Worship

“Though it may be unclear exactly what that looks like as churches start to reopen, every week brings us one Sunday closer to the day when God will gather his people from every tribe, language, people, and nation to worship the Lamb who was slain (Revelation 5:10–12). Without question, that will be congregational worship like we’ve never experienced before.”

A Cake On The Back Seat

We’ve all had moments like this, haven’t we? “It doesn’t sound like much, does it? But it was enough to stop me in my tracks. Those few quietly spoken words carried a heavy Spirit-inspired conviction. She was right.”

Life – Venus Fly Trap and Sundew

There’s some amazing macro photography on display in this collection of battles between plants and animals.

The Exchange of Pleasures

I’ve said I won’t share any more articles that use C.S. Lewis’s “mud pies in a slum” quote (because it’s so overused), but am making an exception for this one from David Qaoud.

Flashback: But God Makes No Mistakes

Nothing in this world is haphazard. There is nothing random or unplanned about the circumstances you are in right now, even if those circumstances seem very hard.

It is the greatest wisdom in the world to do every day what a man would do on a dying-day, and to be afraid to live in such a state as a man would be afraid to die in.

—Thomas Brooks
Thomas Brooks

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    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

  • A La Carte Friday 2

    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.