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A La Carte (November 2)

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Sex & Money

This month’s free audiobook from Christian Audio is Paul Tripp’s Sex & Money. It’s free for the taking.

We’re Burning Babies

“I’ve now gone through the second set of leaked Planned Parenthood videos [which discuss] how to dispose of the babies once they’ve been turned into corpses. I’ve seen more in my work as an anti-abortion activist than I can possibly write, but for some reason, this series has left me more nauseated and heartbroken than the worst abortion footage I’ve ever seen.”

40 Thoughts for My 40th Birthday

Jared Wilson: “Today’s my 40th birthday. As a way of reflecting on my long, unbroken track record of unsurpassed mediocrity, here is a list of things I’ve learned, discovered, and experienced, and that I now think — one for each year of living.”

Bearing Burdens

It is worth reading this short article on the ministry of bearing the burdens of other people. The payoff is in the final paragraph.

Thermonuclear Art

Here’s some amazing footage of the sun. NASA says, “Presented in ultra-high definition video (4K) the video presents the nuclear fire of our life-giving star in intimate detail, offering new perspective into our own relationships with grand forces of the solar system.”

This Day in 1533. John Calvin fled Paris 482 years ago today for calling the church to turn from their traditions and embrace New Testament ideals. *

498 Years Ago

Last week Justin Taylor interviewed Carl Trueman about Martin Luther.

The Key to a Happy Marriage

This shouldn’t be too surprising. “After interviewing 468 married individuals on relationship satisfaction, covering everything from communication habits to finances, they found that the ‘most consistent significant predictor’ of happy marriages was whether one’s spouse expressed gratitude.”

Sitton

One of the saddest things about this fallen world is that an adoption can cost $40,000 and an abortion $400.

—David Sitton

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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  • Free Stuff Fridays (TWR)

    This giveaway is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, whose mission is to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. TWR is looking for engineering, IT, maintenance and finance specialists to help us tell the story to God’s glory. Explore these and other opportunities here. …

  • The Way You Walk

    The Way You Walk

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they walk, can’t you? You can tell a lot about their physical health, their emotional state, and perhaps even their spiritual condition. You can often tell at a glance whether they are healthy or ill, joyful or sorrowful, delighting or despondent. Consider a company of…