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A La Carte (March 19)

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Predestination: Should We Even Talk About It? – Daniel Hyde is beginning a promising series of articles on predestination. “Yes, we should talk about predestination. We should talk about it in a way that leads sinners to Jesus Christ, which brings God eternal glory, and which brings God’s people eternal comfort.”

Books for Women – Westminster Books is having a sale on a handful of books written for women, including a new one from Carolyn Mahaney & Nicole Whitacre.

The Accidental Complementarian – Jen Pollock Michel calls herself an accidental complementarian and tells how she came to accept the label.

Some Wise Words About Facebook – Here are some wise words about Facebook. While directed specifically at women, men will benefit as well.

Captain Context – Here’s another good strip from Adam4d.com.

Who Knows You? – Paul Tripp asks, Who knows you? As in, Who actually, really knows you?

Does God Harden Hearts? – Tony Reinke takes on this question: Does God harden a believer’s heart?

Owen

We are never nearer Christ than when we find ourselves lost in a holy amazement at His unspeakable love.

—John Owen

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