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A La Carte (May 12)

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole lot of Agatha Christie’s books (if you’re in the mood for some mystery) as well as a few Christian titles.

From Bad to Worse

WORLD did some interesting work on TV ratings. “Looking back, TV in the late ’90s was relatively tame—although it didn’t appear so at the time. The major networks scheduled 27 TV-G series during prime time. Contrast that with 2017, when just one TV-G show—NBC’s Little Big Shots—plays on the prime-time schedule. Meanwhile, edgier shows with coarse sexual and violent content have grown exponentially.”

Soundbite Theology

Here are three great soundbites that make terrible theology.

The Great American Eclipse (Video)

It’s coming up soon!

The Drive to Abolish Male and Female—and Childbearing

Here’s a very thought-provoking article: “Ectogenesis would be one of the most important steps in the ‘manning’ of women. It is important to notice that our culture perceives the ‘potential’ of women largely in terms of their liberation from their nature, rather than in their flourishing within the inherent directionality and order of that nature.”

My View from the Worship Team

This is a good bit of imaginative writing.

Hi Mom! (Video)

It takes about 3 seconds to figure out how this little video is going to end. But it’s still worth it.

What Our Stay-at-Home Mom Taught Us

“You can’t google our mother and see her accolades. She doesn’t speak or write for others. She has no public platform. She doesn’t even have a Facebook account. Yet, for our lives and ministries, she has been more influential than any other person.”

Five Truths About the Holy Spirit

Alistair Begg lists them.

Flashback: Drinking It Straight

Once we had tasted that undiluted Word, we realized how delicious it really was. We were ruined to anything less. We still are.

Man’s holiness is now his greatest happiness, and in heaven man’s greatest happiness will be his perfect holiness.

—Thomas Brooks

  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TWR)

    This giveaway is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, whose mission is to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. TWR is looking for engineering, IT, maintenance and finance specialists to help us tell the story to God’s glory. Explore these and other opportunities here. …

  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…

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    A La Carte (June 7)

    A La Carte: Feminism as critical social theory / Lessons from a Job season / Was the woman at the well married to any of the five men? / Holy haggling / The other D-Day / The problem with livestreams / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 6)

    A La Carte: Toward a Protestant pronatalism / The rise of hyperpleasures / Why only pastors can baptize / Fighting the “respectable” sins of gossip and slander / Can we forgive when the offender doesn’t repent? / 10 questions a Christian man should ask himself before making a marriage proposal / D-day / Kindle deals…