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A La Carte (May 30)


To my American friends and family, I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day today. I’ve been saying that for years now and still don’t know what a proper Memorial Day greeting is or if there even is one…

Crossway has got us covered with a nice little list of Kindle deals.

(Yesterday on the blog: Death and its Twin)

Help Your Neighbor, Heal the Nation

“Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX (and potential new owner of Twitter), set the Twitterverse ablaze recently by tweeting [a cartoon], which describes how he believes the U.S. political landscape has shifted.” This begins a discussion of how Christians can and should relate to our neighbors.

Morality over Doctrine?

“It’s fascinating how much you can learn about secular culture when it’s not trying to express its beliefs. This comes out in films, TV series, and popular fiction, among other places. I guess that’s another piece of support for the argument that we’re most ourselves when no one’s looking.”

Why You Should Read More Biographies

Here are some good reasons to read more biographies. “As a kid, I hated reading. I thought it was one of the most boring things a person can do. Then I became a Christian and discovered the rich and worshipful world of theology. I’ve been a voracious reader ever since.”

Is Christ present in the Lord’s Supper? If so, in what way is He present?

This is such an interesting and disputed question. I wish they had had a Baptist on the panel to provide his perspective as well.

A Reluctant Culture Warrior

This one may be especially interesting to non-Americans who are trying to sort out how to deal with culture wars that flow from the US into their churches.

Cords Have Memory

If you’ve ever coiled a cord wrong, you have probably come to learn that cords have memories (which is why the worship leader at your church really wants you to put them away properly). But that’s not really what this article is about.

The infidel hurls the chief force of his caricature and vulgarity at the first book of the Bible. He feels that if he can capture that gate he can iconoclast the whole temple.

—De Witt Talmage

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