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A La Carte (March 17)

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The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today!

There is a small collection of Kindle deals to look at today.

On sale this week at Westminster Books is a good new book on money and finances that addresses a host of common issues and questions.

Female Genital Cutting: Understanding A Cultural Practice

This is the beginning of a promising series of TGC Africa. “Over three articles, we hope to inform and instruct Christ’s Church about a practice that harms girls and women throughout Africa. This practice is Female Genital Cutting (FGC). In this first article, we walk through how, where, and why FGC is practiced. In the second article, we consider how churches can respond to FGC within their local communities. Finally, Kalkidan has written an open letter to husbands whose wives have experienced FGC.”

Where He Met Me

This is a sweet celebration of God’s kindness.

Embracing the Butterfly Effect

Andrew Roycroft has shared the first of three articles inspired by the “butterfly effect” of great effects stemming from small causes. “I want to borrow this last term as a way of thinking through why large scale activity and grand gestures are often not the way in which God does his most vital work, and why we should embrace the incredible potential of doing small things well, with a hope that stretches beyond our present horizon.”

Watch Ligonier Ministries 2021 National Conference Live

It is good to see conferences finally beginning to gear up again. Beginning tomorrow you can watch all of the main sessions from the 2021 National Conference live online.

Your Body Will Be Whole

“Christianity, then, doesn’t promise that our souls will float in heaven, wrenched from their corporeal vessels. Instead, when we pine for Christ’s return, we anticipate a complete renewal: a softening of the heart, a sanctification of the mind, and even a renewal of the bodies that in their present form so easily wither and break. And all so we might know God and enjoy him forever, for his glory.”

More Than Influencers

Reagan Rose: “Part of me, of course, is discouraged by the popularity of social media pseudo-faith leaders leading people astray. But I believe there is an opportunity here that we may be missing. It is remarkable how few solid believers there are filling the gaping void for biblically-grounded influencers.”

How Should Christians Disagree with Others? (Video)

There are some good tips and pointers here.

Flashback: The Character of the Christian: Mature and Humble

Christian leaders—and all Christians—are to strive to become more like Christ—they are to grow in spiritual maturity. As they grow in maturity, they will necessarily grow in humility.

While it may seem humble and modest to question God’s forgiveness, it is actually prideful and arrogant to refuse to believe what God declares to be true about you. Repentance means affirming what God says about you.

—Heath Lambert

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