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A La Carte (March 28)

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Grace and peace to you today.

There are a few Kindle deals to look at today, as well as a number of them from the weekend.

Does ‘Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin’ Still Work?

Some mantras we used in former days may no longer do much in the current days. “Love the sinner, hate the sin” may be one of them.

A Book Held Safely: God’s Sovereignty in Motherhood

Abigail shares some of what she has learned in the early days of motherhood. “Certainly, motherhood is a steep learning curve, with hormones and normal concerns. But I hope to share how God’s Word encouraged me and established truths a little tighter in my heart in those newborn days.”

If You Don’t Catechize Your Kids, the World Will (Podcast)

The question is not whether our children are being catechized or not. It’s whether we are going to catechize them ourselves, or if we are going to let the world do it. Even if you homeschool your kids or send them to a Christian school, they’re getting the world’s catechesis. So we need to be intentional about catechizing them with what is truly good, truly beautiful, truly life-changing, and life-saving, and God-glorifying. (Sponsored Link)

Body Image and a Better Understanding of Beauty

Grace Pike: “Regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status, women around the world and throughout time have faced (and still do) incessant attacks on their souls through lies propagated by the Enemy about beauty and value.”

An open spiritual door

This article from WORLD explains some of the open doors in Eastern Europe.

Theology without Affection

I think we all need to reminded with some frequency that good theology without affection doesn’t do anyone any good.

Resisting the Politics of Fear

“Over the past two years, we’ve seen fear dominate our political discourse. In the face of a once-in-a-century pandemic, many reacted with understandable fear, demanding governments take action to protect them and their loved ones. Others responded with fear—again understandable—that government overreach would destroy their way of life. During the ugliest election of our lifetimes, partisans on both sides mobilized voters with shrill warnings about what might happen if the other side won.”

Flashback: The Particular Temptations of Young Men

What God means to accomplish in young men are rarely great deeds that are visible to the public, but the invisible construction of a foundation of godly character that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

The groan of Calvary is mightier than the thunder of Sinai.

—De Witt Talmage

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  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

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    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.