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A La Carte (March 14)

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Hiding Place – Matthew Smith (of Indelible Grace fame) has a new album out titled Hiding Place. It’s more of what we’ve come to love and expect from him: a collection of retuned hymns.

Logos Reformed – Logos has just begun offering Reformed base packages. If you’ve ever looked at the software and wanted a higher percentage of the base resources to be theologically relevant to you, well, here to go. You can use the coupon code CHALLIES5 to get 15% off.

Growing Older – Randy Alcorn writes about different perspectives on age and aging.

Single vs Married Pastors – Steve Dewitt was a single pastor for quite a long time before marrying. In this article at TGC he writes about the advantages of each. “I am happy to be married. And it was a joy to serve the church as a single man. Too often this debate forces us to choose sides. But the Bible doesn’t rank them; it honors both sides. The church should as well. As a man who now has lived in both worlds, I would urge churches and search committees to evaluate men for pastoral ministry based on their character, gifts, and maturity, not on their marital status.”

The Missing Jet – This special feature at the Washington Post tries to show the scale of what’s involved in finding Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Faith and Healing Observations – Here are seven brief observations about faith and healing in the Bible.

MacArthur

Familiarity with vice does not produce disgust, it produces attachment.

—John MacArthur

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