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A La Carte (May 2)

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole commentary series on the New Testament.

Mary And Her Little Lamb

Did you know that the nursery rhyme is based on a real person and a real lamb?

The Graceless Man

“Jesus taught a parable that exposed the graceless heart of the religious leaders. Rightly identifying the graceless man is good for us. If we know what he looks like, we can identify him in ourselves and ask God to help us grow in grace.”

Wildlife Photography

Some of the best wildlife photography is actually created on properties created specifically for shooting photos of animals.

Are You Mature?

“I wonder, are you mature? Spiritually mature? The answer to that question may be a little more nuanced than you think. You see, the Bible says that all Christians are mature but that sometimes we can also be immature.”

Growing Up: Six Basic Steps toward Maturity

“How can young people move toward maturity? How can adolescents grow into young adults? How can college students move through the college years with increasing integrity, character, maturity, skill, and productivity? Here are six basic steps to help the saplings of the next generation add rings as they reach for the light.”

A Digital Archive of Slave Voyages

This is quite a resource from Smithsonian. “To document this enormous trade – the largest forced oceanic migration in human history – our team launched Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, a freely available online resource that lets visitors search through and analyze information on nearly 36,000 slave voyages that occurred between 1514 and 1866.”

Passing Down the Truth of God

John MacArthur: “Paul’s charge to Timothy is carefully focused. He doesn’t tell Timothy to be innovative. He doesn’t encourage him to adapt his style to the fads and fashions of secular culture. He doesn’t employ words like fresh, original, or imaginative, the verbal glue that binds so many twenty-first-century church-growth strategies together.”

Flashback: 4 Methods to Organize Your Prayer Life

Prayer is a good thing that thrives with effort, not only in the act of praying but also in its administration. Here are four ideas that may help.

Truth is true whether you believe it or not. Truth does not require belief in order to be true, but it does deserve to be believed.

—Doug Powell

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    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

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    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.