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A La Carte (May 23)

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Good morning from beautiful Podgorica, Montenegro. I have gotten this far on my trip to Albania for a conference this weekend. I’ll make the remainder of the journey a bit later in the day.

Today’s Kindle deals include Kathleen Nielson’s Women and God: Hard Questions, Beautiful Truth.

Westminster Books is offering a deal on the new ESV Bible Promises book.

(Yesterday on the blog: Redeeming Sex in Marriage)

Not My DIY Project: How a Wife Entrusts Her Husband to God

Cara Ray: “When conflict arises in marriage, or we’re dissatisfied with our husband’s spiritual growth, our default setting is not to trust that God will use even thisto fulfill the good work he began in his life. Instead, we might offer not-so-subtle suggestions for ways our husband could improve his spiritual practices.”

Everyone Has Their Own Facts Now

“Half of Americans report that they retrieve their news from the great morass of contextless incoherence: social media. The odds of leaping from magic diet to mass shooting to surfing dog to influencer diatribe are high. The question is: What does this approach do to our thinking about serious topics?”

A Better Way to Look at Missions

Brooks Buser kind of explores the lay of the land when it comes to modern-day missions.

The Secret Of Contentment

“When I see the ruins of old cottages around us in Ireland, I’m always struck by how small they are, and by how dramatically our everyday living has changed. Even the best of the ancient castles are not nearly as comfortable as a standard modern home or apartment.” Yet we still aren’t content, are we?

Hospitality: A Command for Our Joy

This article explores why God commands hospitality, then offers some suggestions to do it well.

Are You Barely Hanging On?

“Most of us know the feeling of teetering in between, unable to change course, and of facing fearful consequences when hanging on becomes almost impossible. So what is to be done in life when going backward is impossible, but so is going forward? Feeling stuck hurts.”

Flashback: 3 Priorities for Christian Parents

Isn’t that the dream and desire of every Christian parent, that their children will live lives that thrill God? 

Either worrying drives out prayer, or prayer drives out worrying.

—D.A. Carson

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    A La Carte (May 23)

    A La Carte: How a wife entrusts her husband to God / Everyone has their own facts now / A better way to look at missions / The secret of contentment / Hospitality—a command for our joy / Are you barely hanging on? / and more.

  • Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Surely few things in this world are more mysterious than sex. Surely few things give such clear evidence that there must be more to them than the sum of their parts. On the one level, sex is a simple biological function that exists to populate the earth with human beings. On the other level, it…

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    A La Carte (May 22)

    A La Carte: What should we think about paedocommunion? / Ten questions for readers of erotica / You are an influencer / Do you believe your pasture’s green? / Adam poisoned me / Kindle and Logos deals / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 21)

    A La Carte: A theology of immigration / Christian catholicity in an online age / Violent pornography’s assault on the marriage bed / Heresy that warrants no apology / Franchising church / With each passing moment / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Why Do I Feel Such Profound Loneliness?

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and is written by Steve DeWitt. The story of human loneliness has its roots in the character of God and God’s purpose in creating us.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created…

  • Stop Swiping Start Serving

    Stop Swiping, Start Serving

    I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that in the past few weeks, you have probably not gotten rip-roaring drunk nor participated in a debauched drinking party. You have probably not given yourself over to rampant sexual immorality or a life obsessed with sensuality. At least, I hope not