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A La Carte (May 1)

Today’s Kindle deals include a long list of titles from Crossway, Thomas Nelson, and Zondervan.

Free from ChristianAudio this month is Steve Lawson’s The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The other volumes in that series of short biographies are on sale.

It Is Never Right to Be Angry at God

Sometimes the strangest or most unexpected things are controversial, like saying that it’s never right to be angry at God. Of course it’s not!

How the Universe is Way Bigger Than You Think (Video)

I always enjoy these attempts to grapple with the sheer size of the universe. This video is premised on a Big Bang, but still does a good job of invoking awe at the universe’s grandeur.

3 Kinds of Suffering

Ray Ortlund points out that there are 3 different kinds of suffering we can experience in life.

Why the Future Desperately Needs Us

AiG shows how gene editing works and tells why the future desperately needs us.

Grace and The Non-Instagrammable Church

“When we can get over the fact that the church isn’t Instagram-ready, something amazing happens. When we own up to our messiness, we actually open the door for real, undiluted, unadulterated grace. I mean, the mess is exactly what grace is for! You wouldn’t need grace at an Instagrammable church.”

The Wisdom of the Folly of the Gospel

Some lessons come into slightly sharper focus when they come from the mission field.

You’ll Never Get $10,000 for Your Seat on United

That whole thing about United Airlines giving up to $10,000 for your overbooked seat–that’s never going to happen. Here’s why.

Flashback: Well, This Is Going To Be Awkward

If we allow ourselves to look within, if we allow ourselves to look beyond culture’s messages about awkwardness, we will see that it aims a powerful spotlight on our pride and our fear of the opinions of others.

Other men may preach better than I, but no man can preach a better gospel.

—George Whitefield

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