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A La Carte (October 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a kind of grab bag that includes all sorts of different books.

You may be interested in this new album by Cardiphonia which explores the whole of Psalm 119 in 22 songs.

(Yesterday on the blog: How To Discover and Deploy Your Gifts)

What Does 2 John Have to Teach Us about Partnering with False Teachers?

“It’s quite common for ostensibly evangelical pastors, teachers, and authors to share ministry platforms with those who preach a gospel other than that which was “once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). Many evangelicals find this pattern of association to be dangerous, damaging, and confusing. They argue that it’s not only unwise to share public ministry platforms with false teachers, but that it is in fact sin. Are these critics correct, or are they overreacting? Thankfully, we don’t have to try and use our own wisdom to try and untie this knot. Scripture speaks plainly and clearly on the matter.”

The Truth about Ancestral Worship

You can read, watch, or listen to this rather interesting discussion on African ancestral worship from TGC Africa.

Humans are hardwired for awe. Whether it’s the Grand Canyon, a beautiful work of art, or the birth of a baby, we love to be amazed. But there’s something—or Someone, rather—who surpasses all others: God himself. Helping us kindle an ever-growing passion for God’s glory, Awe: Why It Matters for Everything We Think, Say, and Do, by Paul David Tripp reminds us of the role awe plays in shaping everything we choose, decide, think, desire, say, and do. Reflecting on how awe for God impacts our approach to spiritual warfare, ministry, material things, and more, Tripp will energize your love for God by opening your eyes afresh to the glory of his love, grace, and power.

Enneagram Rhapsody (Video)

This is pretty silly, but they at least did it well! (Also, I don’t at all care for the enneagram, so save your hate mail!)

Every Movie Cliché We Have About Teenage Dating Is Basically Wrong

This article has some interesting things to say about how teenage dating is not how the movies make it. “Kids who don’t date in high school are less depressed, more together and generally more set up for success than the popular kids in every respect. So how did we get it all backwards for so long?”

9 Things You Should Know About Global Poverty

Joe Carter provides 9 things you should know about global poverty.

God Is on His Throne, Everything Is Going His Way, and He Loves Me

“I had a friend who used to answer a common question in an uncommon way. He has since moved to another city, but his response has never left me. For a long time, when I would ask how he was, he gave a three-fold response…”

Flashback: What the Bible Says About Anger

I suppose it should come as no surprise that the Bible has a great deal to say about anger. Anger is, after all, not only a result of sin but also a common cause of sin.

Our ultimate goal is not to help people feel better. We have a much more important goal: to help them be better.

—Harold Senkbeil

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    It’s Okay To Be a Two-Talent Christian

    It is for good reason that we have both the concept and the word average. To be average is to be typical, to be—when measured against points of comparison—rather unremarkable. It’s a truism that most of us are, in most ways, average. The average one of us is of average ability, has average looks, will…

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    A La Carte (April 17)

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    A La Carte (April 16)

    A La Carte: Why I went cold turkey on political theology / Courage for those with unfatherly fathers / What to expect when a loved one enters hospice / Five things to know about panic attacks / Lessons learned from a wolf attack / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Night Is Far Gone

    The Night Is Far Gone

    There are few things in life more shameful than sleeping when you ought to be working, or slacking off when you ought to be diligent. When your calling is to be active, it is inappropriate and even sinful to remain passive. This is especially true when it comes to contexts that are of the highest…

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    A La Carte (April 15)

    A La Carte: Personal reflections on the 2024 eclipse / New earth books / 7 questions that teens need to answer / Was there really no death before the fall? / How to be humble instead of looking humble / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Exactly the Purpose God Intended

    Exactly the Purpose God Intended

    General revelation serves exactly the purpose God intended for it—it reveals his power and divine nature. But, its message, while important, is insufficient—insufficient by design. Though general revelation tells us about the existence of God, it does not tell us about how to be reconciled to God.