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A La Carte (May 29)

Today’s Kindle deals include a whole collection by Voddie Baucham and a couple of other solid titles. Also, Amazon is having a one-day sale on a collection of general market books. Maybe you’ll find some summer reading there.

In a Godless World

This is an interesting article because it’s written by an unbeliever. He says (and perhaps laments) that “in a largely godless world it’s hard to know what to say when tragedy strikes.”

Six Ways Men Can Support Women’s Discipleship

Trillia Newbell: “Male clergy and laity who want to enable women’s ministry often don’t know how to get involved or what to do.” She offers some pointers.

The Bobbit Worm (Video)

If these creatures were just a little bigger, none of us could go in the ocean.

Don’t Pursue Feelings, Pursue Christ

“Good doctrine is critically important to the health of the Christian and the church. But the church doesn’t need men and women who can merely define repentance. Rather, the church needs people who hate sin and love righteousness.”

How Russia Stopped The Blitzkrieg (Video)

History buffs may appreciate this video. You may also like it if you’ve got a thing for Irish accents.

Reindeer Eyes Turn Blue in Winter

CMI explains that “the golden-coloured eyes of Arctic reindeer (caribou, Rangifer tarandus) turn deep blue in winter.” I had no idea.

Young Women As Sisters

Denny Burk explores what it means to “treat younger women as sisters, in all purity.”

Flashback: The False Teachers: Creflo Dollar

Creflo Dollar preaches live to tens of thousands of people each weekend and his “Changing Your World” broadcast extends to nearly every country on earth. He is also one of the foremost proponents of the prosperity gospel.

If people threw away their money as thoughtlessly as they throw away their time, we would think them insane.

—Donald Whitney

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.