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A La Carte (November 6)

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Where Are the Mature Women Writers?

Aimee Byrd asks some good questions. “Has the Reformed church invested so little into their women that there are only a few that can contribute on a deeper theological level? I don’t think that is the case. But have we adequately shown that we need and value their insight and teaching?”

This Glorious Grace

You may be interested in this new album from Austin Stone Music. I’ve really been enjoying it.

Pray For Your Church 31 Day Challenge

Mike Leake is leading another 31-day prayer challenge. “Whatever local church God has placed you in, I want to challenge you to spend the next 31 days praying for the local body of Christ where God has placed you.”

Long Term Scripture Memorization

Chris Brauns shares the system he uses to memorize Scripture and to remember it for the long haul.

The Grizzly Toll

WORLD: “In a recently released Center for Medical Progress (CMP) video, a Michigan Planned Parenthood executive encourages her colleagues to stop ‘denying the reality’ of pro-life images of aborted babies and start acknowledging abortion does involve violence and the killing of persons.”

This Day in 1935. American revivalist Billy Sunday died 80 years ago today. Sunday was a baseball player who became one of America’s most famous evangelists. *

TSA Remains Terrible

I think the more you fly the more you come to suspect this: “Unfortunately, as lots and lots of evidence has shown, the TSA needs to get lucky to actually stop anyone. That’s backed up by a new report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General.”

The Transgender Movement and Government Overreach

ERLC covers disturbing news out of Illinois. “The federal government’s actions in Palatine, Illinois is government overreach at its worst.” Indeed. (And, on a similar note, you may be interested in Adam4d’s comic Intolerant.)


The doctrine of grace creates a culture of grace where good things happen to bad people.

—Ray Ortlund, Jr.

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    Do You Envy the Wicked?

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  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

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