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A La Carte (March 5)

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Today Logos users can vote in the second round of March Matchups competition. You’ll also want to look at this month’s free and nearly-free books as well as the monthly sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: We Who Are So Ordinary)

My Daughter Plays Competitive Club Volleyball

I don’t often link to Twitter posts (though when I do, I always preface it by saying “I don’t often link to Twitter posts.”). But this one is especially good and challenging for parents with athletic children.

Your Ministry Shouldn’t Bother Starting a YouTube or TikTok

There is wisdom here—wisdom about why it probably doesn’t make a lot of sense for your ministry (or church) to invest a lot of effort in YouTube or TikTok.

Does the Doctrine of Limited Atonement Undermine Evangelism?

I don’t think anyone has ever done a better job of answering questions like this than R.C. Sproul.

Sycophants and Liars

This article makes the point that AI is essentially a sycophant and a liar. “While I am concerned about digital technology, its dehumanising effects, and the ways we can embrace our own humanity both with and without certain digital tools; today I’d like to explore what this piece of research says about us.”

The Picture We Hold

“It’s been eight years now since we’ve taken a picture of the whole family. Eight years since one daughter walked away from our family circle, taking our grandchildren with her. The rest of us still gather every year, and at the end of our time together we take a group picture. But now, our pictures include one of us holding her portrait.”

Temptations Common to Marriage

And just for kicks, based on the last article, I decided to use AI to summarize this one: It “delves into the challenges that married couples may encounter throughout their relationship. It identifies specific temptations that can undermine a marriage, such as selfishness, discontent, and neglect. The piece emphasizes the importance of recognizing these issues and confronting them with a faith-based perspective. Married individuals are encouraged to lean on scriptural wisdom and to actively work on fostering a loving, committed partnership that can withstand the tests of time. The aim of the article is to offer insight and guidance to help maintain the spiritual and emotional health of the matrimonial bond.”

Flashback: The Cost of Radical Generosity

Their lives sounded pretty good. They sounded better than mine, if I was comparing…And for a moment I wanted it. I wanted it all.

As for me, I have braved the sneer of men because I feared the frown of my Lord.

—Charles Spurgeon

  • The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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  • Free Stuff Fridays (MBTS)

    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

  • A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    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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    A La Carte: When you can’t forgive yourself after an abortion / Ancient Corinth, Judge Judy, and litigious Christians / Trusting the giver of good / The renovation of a soul / Life after Doom (by Brian McLaren) / and more.

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    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.