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A La Carte (June 6)

Talking to Your Children About Transgender Issues

Russell Moore discusses what “Christian parents need to do when discipling their children to think about gender identity questions, and why hard conversations about controversial topics are essential.”

The Sims

Speaking of which, this is important news if your children play The Sims. “An update for the latest version of the game, The Sims 4, released on Thursday, dismisses gender boundaries altogether.”

When Did the Animals Exit the Ark?

Answers in Genesis tries to pin down a tentative dating for Noah’s ark.

5 Distinguishing Marks of a Fruitful Church

Jared Wilson distinguishes between marks that may mark a fruitful church and marks that definitely do.

Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

“Mosquitoes have been much in the news lately because their bites can spread nasty diseases like the Zika virus, but regardless of whether mosquitoes are carrying a dangerous pathogen, their bites can be exasperating for a simple reason: They itch.” Here’s why.

This Day in 1844. 172 years ago today, English merchant George Williams founded the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) out of his London meetings for prayer and Bible reading. *

Evangelical History Blog

Justin Taylor and Thomas Kidd have begun a new blog together titled “Evangelical History.” It should be a good one!

Gifting My Body to Science

John Piper recently explained why he believes Christians should not be cremated. He returns to a similar subject: Can I gift my body to science?

Flashback: Satan Loves to Sail with the Wind

This short reflection on Satan is so very important. Here’s how it begins: “Satan loves to sail with the wind, and to suit men’s temptations to their conditions and inclinations. If they be in prosperity, he will tempt them to deny God; if they be in adversity, he will tempt them to distrust God; if their knowledge be weak, he will tempt them to have low thoughts of God…”

Horton

The gospel is not wishful thinking. It’s not just optimistic or sentimental uplift. It’s the announcement of a fact.

—Michael Horton

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    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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