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A La Carte (June 5)


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Logos users, the new book by Harold Senkbeil, Christ and Calamity, is free for the taking.

Christians Fight to Bring Adopted Kids Home from Overseas

CT writes about adoptions that have been interrupted by the global pandemic. “Some families have been forced to call off adoptions from abroad due to procedural delays caused by the pandemic. The rest are left with unknown timelines in a process already made more complicated by increased regulation in recent years.”

The World is Praying for You, America

I appreciate what Rich Ernst writes here and hope you who live in America are encouraged by it. “Brothers and sisters all over the world are praying for peace, for reconciliation, for healing, and for safety in America.”

“A Thinking Person’s Checklist,” by Alan Jacobs

This is a helpful checklist.

What Are My Loved Ones Experiencing in the Present Heaven?

This subject was on my mind a couple of days ago as we came to my dad’s birthday—the first since he went to be with the Lord.

What You Need to Know about the Devil’s Tricks

“The reality of life for Christians is that we have an enemy. From the beginning of human history, the Devil has been looking for ways to manipulate, tempt, hurt, and ultimately destroy God’s people. One of his oldest tricks is persecution.”

What Do You Say to Evangelicals Who Affirm So-Called ‘Same-Sex Marriage’?

John Piper answers an important one. “As the LGBT movement strives to become mainstream, I’ve watched more and more believers give in to the culture by posting rainbow-colored affirmations on social media, hanging rainbow flags outside their homes, and even attending pride rallies in my city. I want to believe the best, but I am perplexed. How should we respond to fellow believers who make such affirmations?”

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Pandemic Restriction on Church Services

Joe Carter has a FAQ on a recent Supreme Court challenge.

Flashback: How John MacArthur began (and ended) His 42 Year Journey

What’s most striking, what’s most clear after these 50 years of ministry, it’s not just how well MacArthur knows the Word, it’s how deeply he knows the Shepherd.

See that you build upon nothing below Christ! See that you have a real interest in Christ. See that you die daily to sin, to the world, and to your own righteousness.

—Thomas Brooks

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.

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  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…

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    A La Carte (June 7)

    A La Carte: Feminism as critical social theory / Lessons from a Job season / Was the woman at the well married to any of the five men? / Holy haggling / The other D-Day / The problem with livestreams / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 6)

    A La Carte: Toward a Protestant pronatalism / The rise of hyperpleasures / Why only pastors can baptize / Fighting the “respectable” sins of gossip and slander / Can we forgive when the offender doesn’t repent? / 10 questions a Christian man should ask himself before making a marriage proposal / D-day / Kindle deals…

  • The Least of My Childrens Accomplishments

    The Least of My Children’s Accomplishments

    I know what it is to be a father and to take pride in the achievements of my children. I had not been a father for long when I learned that the least of my children’s accomplishments by far outshines the greatest of my own. Their smallest victory generates more delight than my largest and…