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A La Carte (October 11)

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Blessings to you on this fine day!

I was grateful to be on Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio yesterday and on the Disciple-Making Parent Podcast last week.

Amazon has lots of deals today, including on their devices like the Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, Fire tablet, Echo, and Echo Show. They also have lots of board games on sale, plus lots of other stuff because of their Prime Early Access sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: Today … I’m Thankful)

Released: Logos 10

There’s exciting news from Faithlife: Logos 10 has released. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and am impressed with it. If you buy or upgrade from the link I’ve provided, you’ll get 15% off if you’re buying the first time and 30% off an upgrade. You’ll also get 5 free resources that you can pick from a good-sized list when you buy for the first time.

The disastrous moral harm of California’s transgender ‘refuge’ bill

“This type of bill coming from one of the most populous and influential states in the union is deeply concerning and immoral, as it will lead to irreparable harm for children, youth, and their families. What’s being promoted is a false view of the self under the auspices of moral autonomy and freedom — especially toward children and youth — that is at odds with basic biological and moral realities.”

When Narcissism Comes to Church

Samuel James has some very important and urgent concerns about a new book related to narcissism within the church.

5 Things You Should Know about Creeds

Keith Mathison: “Most Christians have heard of things like the Nicene Creed or the Apostles’ Creed, but many Christians also have a number of misconceptions about creeds. There is a lot of misunderstanding about the nature, history, and purpose of creeds. Here are five things you should know about creeds.”

The fruit of giving out a few books

I love few things more than giving away books, so this article resonated with me.

Will My Spouse Be My Best Friend in Heaven?

John Piper answers this question in his latest Ask Pastor John.

Flashback: Longing for What’s Second Best

While we can and should pray for those things we long for, we should always pray that what we long for would be according to God’s will.

Jesus is in the rain and the shadow as much as in the light that breaks from the east at dawn.

—F.B. Meyer

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  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.