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A La Carte (September 29)

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The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you on this fine day.

Westminster Books has a deal on a new devotional book by Paul Tautges.

The Sons of God and the Daughters of Man

Mitchell Chase has just wrapped up a really interesting series of articles on “the sons of God and the daughters of man.” He looks at the various interpretive options, tells which he prefers, and defends his view.

Online ‘Prophets’ Are More like Jonah than Jeremiah

“It’s never been easier to step into the role of a would-be prophet, to stand in the long line of men and women over the ages called to ‘speak truth to power.’ Social media has amplified the ability to speak out on any number of issues—to expose the hidden corners of injustice, to rail against the abuses of the strong against the weak, and to point out the flaws in institutions and the people who lead them.”

Hospitality

“One of the lost and dying arts in the church these days is the practice of exercising hospitality.” That much is clear. But what can and should we do about it?

Life After Death

“While I can’t say this with 100% certainty, my guess is, we’ve all experienced an event now considered ‘before.’ These events can be positive or negative, maybe even neutral, but they’re a way we mark time…a way to say ‘before’ life was one way and ‘after’ it is another.” Malinda considers such events.

Contributing Factors of a Crushed Spirit

“Over my years as a biblical counselor and pastor, the book of Proverbs has been a go-to on many occasions. The pointed doses of wisdom speak to many of the dynamics and nuances that a strictly moral view misses. The perfect wisdom of God, as seen in the book of Proverbs, very much has in mind the immense complexities of life and of humanity.”

German Homeschoolers Face Deportation After 15 Years in the US

“A Christian family who fled Germany to be able to homeschool their seven children say they now face deportation, 15 years after arriving in the United States and fighting for asylum.” CT reports on a troubling situation.

Flashback: Set An Example: Don’t Surrender To Low Expectations

God calls you to be an example. Your youth is no excuse for ungodliness or spiritual immaturity.

For His people, Christ brings an end not to the experience of death but to the fear of death.

—Guy Prentiss Waters

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