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A La Carte (May 2)

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My Wife Has Tattoos – “Today is the day of my wedding. And I am not marrying the girl of my dreams. If you would have told me when I was a teenager that my wife would have seven tattoos, a history in drugs, alcohol, and attending heavy metal concerts, I would have laughed at you, given you one of my courtship books, and told you to take a hike…”

Jesus, You Are Enough – There is an interesting challenge in this article.

PCRT Conference – The PCRT Conference begins today. You can get information at the link and watch the livestream here.

Approaching God – This article is an editorial introduction to an issue of a magazine, but a couple of the paragraphs are gold when it comes to prayer. “The differences between Christian prayer and other traditions actually highlight its magnificence. There’s no need for a ritual of set phrases or physical actions—we ourselves can enter the throne room of God.”

Faithful Graciousness – Jared Wilson says to encourage your pastors with faithful graciousness.

How the Pyramids Were Built – This doesn’t explain it all, but it gives a valuable clue to at least one part of the process.

Sweeting

The difference between heart belief and head belief is the difference between salvation and damnation.

—George Sweeting

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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 27)

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  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.