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A La Carte (May 1)

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How Carl Trueman Changed My Mind About Luther – “An understanding of Luther’s approach to the Christian life is fundamental to understanding the varieties of practical Western Christianity over the last five hundred years”

The World Map of Christian Apps – Here’s a roundup of some Christian apps that may interest you.

Mother’s Day @ WTS – Westminster Books has a whole section of deals for Mother’s Day. Note that some of the items will have price drops when you buy 3 or more copies (e.g. Glimpses of Grace or Women of the Word).

Gnostic Sex – Michael Wittmer considers the two main catalysts that got our culture to where it is at the moment.

Top 10 Questions – Russell Moore and Andrew Walker provide the top ten most important questions that Supreme Court justices asked lawyers from each side of the case that was before them earlier this week.

Connect Spirit with Truth – Don Whitney has been sharing some highlights from one of his older books Simplify Your Spiritual Life.

Parsons

The Word of God is clear; it is not that we have accepted God; rather, He has accepted us into His family.

—Burk Parsons

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    Do You Envy the Wicked?

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    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…