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A La Carte (October 8)

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Joan or John? – Russell Moore takes on a difficult pastoral situation. Joan tells you that when she was 20 she began the process of “transitioning” from life as a man to life as a woman. She underwent extensive hormone therapy, followed by extensive plastic surgery—including so-called “gender reassignment surgery.” She’s lived for the past 30 years—physically and socially—as a woman.

Thinking Like a Non-Musician – I know I link to a lot of articles by Jamie Brown, but he just has a way of saying helpful things. Here he writes about the value of musicians trying to think like non-musicians.

Does God Have Regret? – Kevin DeYoung writes about God’s regrets.

Self-Control and the Power of Christ – I completely agree: “It is at the height of Christian virtue in a fallen world, and its exercise is quite simply one of the most difficult things you can ever learn to do.”

Beautiful Chemical Reactions – This is proof that the microscopic world can be every bit as beautiful as the world we are more accustomed to seeing.

One Thing I Want My Kids to Remember – I feel much the same.

Farley

Christians do not create truth. The Truth creates the Christian.

—William Farley

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